Friday Aug 22, 2008

Video: Ted Neward, Tim Boudreau, and Me on the NetBeans Platform

During the most recent JavaOne, Ted Neward interviewed Tim and myself about the NetBeans Platform, in light of the release of "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform". Yesterday, while googling my name (do it once a month, not more otherwise you'll think you're weird, not less otherwise you'll miss the gossip), I came across the result (very cool despite/because severely shortened). I really enjoyed it a lot, because it really shows Tim and I (and, possibly, Ted Neward) at our best:

Part 1:

Summary: It's ridiculously easy to create NetBeans plugins.

Part 2:

I'm really impressed by the result! Both Tim (and Ted) and I come across like (relatively) sane people. Go figure.

FAQ Nodes in TopComponent

Combining the info from yesterday's blog entry with the Quick Search Integration Tutorial, you can implement an ExplorerManager Provider in a TopComponent, with this result:

I.e. a FAQ window in the navigator position in the IDE for the NetBeans User FAQs.

In other news. Today during breakfast at a local breakfast place, I met two people who are behind Future Cities Forum. They've picked up a lot of open source perspectives and want to apply them to their project. So watch that space, open source believers everywhere.

About

Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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