Sunday Sep 29, 2013

Oracle Announces Winners of the 2013 Duke’s Choice Awards

From the Oracle press release, this is how the NetBeans Platform based winners of this year's Duke's Choice Awards are described:

  • a.i. solutions – To help facilitate and deploy the 2014 launch of National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, a.i. solutions used Java Development Kit (JDK) 7, the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and JavaFX to create the GEONS Ground Support System. Using Java in this project helped reduce software development time by approximately 35 percent. Learn more.

  • Neuroph – Serbia-based University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Organizational Sciences created the Neuroph project to help researchers simulate brain activities and simplified brain-like structures. Built on an all-Java framework, Neuroph can be used for problem-solving, recognition, prediction, control, modeling, and functional approximations in medicine, robotics, finance, and software. Learn more
  • OpenSim – The team at the NIH Center for Biomedical Computation (known as Simbios) and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford University, have created OpenSim, an application for modeling the muscles, joints, and bones that make up the body and simulating how humans move. With an open source approach that includes Java technology and the NetBeans IDE, OpenSim enables researchers, therapists, students and product designers to develop, analyze, simulate and share information to find treatments—and, perhaps one day, cures—for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Learn more

  • Robotswim – French startup Robotswim has produced the world’s smallest, (22 centimeters in length) commercially available robot fish, Jessiko. Jessiko can be programmed to swim in groups or schools using Jesskommand, a Java-based command and control software built using NetBeans IDE modules. Learn more

The full press release:


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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