Thursday Dec 03, 2009

Get Paid to Port An MS-Access Application to the NetBeans Platform!

Here I recently drew attention to a job opening for porting a Swing application to the NetBeans Platform. Now, here is another job opening relating to the NetBeans Platform, again one where you need to react quickly:

We need someone to rewrite one MS Access application into Netbeans Rich Client Platform.

The app is targeted to presales with some Customer Relationship Management functionalities. We will provide the basic database structure and snapshots of the current application.

If you have 5+ years of Java experience and proven experience creating Netbeans RCP apps, we will review your bid.

Project is considered completed successfully only after it passes our functional tests and quality assurance. Coder understands that we cannot use at all a product that is only partially complete or partially ported. And so if project is not approved in full by us, then the coder will not ask for any partial fee for the project. By accepting the project the coder agrees to all terms in this doc and in the project proposal.

Go here for all the relevant details, deadline for your bid is 11 December 2009:

And drop me an e-mail if you get the job! Would be great to hear about your experiences and share those with others on similar projects!

Sun VP Blog Entry on the NetBeans Platform

Just when I was thinking what I should blog about today, I was told about this blog entry published today by Jim Parkinson, Sun VP: "With the release of NetBeans 6.8, you'll see a more public effort to support the Platform as a product. This is being driven by overwhelming support, by our customers and the open-source user community. Thank you to the community members who tirelessly use, support and improve the NetBeans Platform. You can see the NetBeans Platform in action at"

And that's only part of it, read more in the blog entry itself, published today, where the above quotation comes from. As someone who has been working over several years in providing documentation and training around the NetBeans Platform, and in following developments in relation to it, I can say without any hesitation that these words would never have been spoken by a Sun VP without there being genuine belief in the product being referred to. Many very interesting developments will visibly take place in the coming period, specifically for developers creating their own enterprise applications on top of the NetBeans Platform. Hurray!

In related news. Take a look at this page for upcoming plans for the NetBeans Platform:


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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