TechTalk in Melbourne, 12th and 14th May 2009

Join us for a TechTalk by Ashwin Rao from the Developer Tools organization, who will talk on "Accelerating your development with NetBeans".

Where: Monash University.  Tuesday 12th May 2009, 1-2pm

And:   University of Melbourne, ICT Building, Theater 2.  Thursday 14th May 2009, 1-2pm

Hosts:  Aupi As-Saber, Monash University Student Ambassador

  Arif Mohammed, University of Melbourne Student Ambassador

Abstract 

Having the right tools for the right job is a notion that is true across many disciplines, if not all, and application development is no different.

This session showcases how the NetBeans project, which consists of an open-source IDE and an application platform that enables developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platforms, can significantly improve developer productivity. The IDE supports many languages such as Java, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy, JavaFX and C/C++.

The session will touch upon highlights of the upcoming NetBeans 6.7 release. Among the new features, is the ability to facilitate the collaborative development paradigm with seamless connections into Kenai.com, a collaborative project hosting infrastructure that sits in the cloud.

Finally, the session will talk about JavaFX, an expressive rich client platform for creating and delivering rich Internet experiences across all screens of your life. Developing to JavaFX is vastly simplified with the support built in to the NetBeans IDE.

Bio

Ashwin Rao is a Product Line Manager in the developer tools organization at Sun Microsystems. He has been associated with developer tools for most parts of his career. Ashwin started his career as a developer in the defense industry working on developing real time software for command and control systems. Before joining Sun, he held various technical positions in Baan an ERP company, including that of a developer / team lead in a development group at Baan working on the next generation ERP platform and development tools.

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