Saturday Nov 08, 2008

NetBeans Platform for Kids

Here's a pic of Robert Appleby, one of the recent NetBeans Podcast Puzzler winners, who is the Webmaster for the Australian Hydrographic Service in Australia. He looks after website infrastructure, website design & development, and coding of in-house software. His main focus at the moment is building online web mapping systems for Hydrographic data.

On the left is Robert and on the right his 3 year old son Liam who wanted to take the book to pre-school! "So," writes Robert, "the book is being introduced for show-and-tell to a bunch of 2-5 year-olds."

Just like Allan Davis recently, Robert has received two books instead of one, because of the first having been delayed in the mail. Robert's planning to give the second book away as a prize at the Illawarra Java Users Group, which Robert has just joined, at the next meeting in late November. So if you're from Australia, that's another reason to go there!

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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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