Gliwice on the NetBeans Platform!

Karol Harezlak and I are in Gliwice, which is near Katowice, in Poland for another NetBeans Platform Certified Training, as described here in the Polish on-line invitation. There's somewhere between 30 and 40 students, the room is completely packed. It's being organized by the local OSUM leader Zacheusz Siedlecki, together with the Silesian JUG, in particular with Marek Kliś, who was the main organizer. I met Zacheusz in Prague a few weeks ago for the campus ambassador get together.

The first day went as follows:

  • Intro to the course (Me)
  • Getting Started with the NetBeans Platform (Karol)
  • Workshop
  • Student Project (Piotr Tabor)
  • Modularity & Lookup API (Me)
  • Workshop
  • Commercial Project (Marek Kliś)
  • Nodes API, Explorer API, Palette API (Me)

It was really cool that Piotr, who had taken the course in Warsaw, joined us to tell us about his work on Google Buffer plugin for NetBeans IDE and that Marek told us about the NetBeans Platform application that he's building as his official job at an electricity installation company, i.e., it's a graphical application using the Visual Library API that installators use to configure electricity and lighting and so forth. (How many of such accidental encounters do we need to experience before thinking up a strategy of collating everything that's being done with the NetBeans Platform? At least, in so doing, we could say things based on facts as opposed to gut feelings. Never trust your gut, especially when you have facts at hand that conclusively prove your gut feelings wrong.)

Some pics to give an impression.

Partial pic of the group:

It wouldn't be a JUG event without pizza:

Piotr Tabor from the Warsaw training talks about his Google Buffer plugin:

Marek Kliś gives an unofficial and spontaneous presentation on the commercial NetBeans Platform application he's working on:

Karol and Zacheusz in discussion:

It was the first time I did a demo showing how to put Nodes in a Palette, which went pretty well. And, hopefully, tomorrow, i.e., the 2nd and final day, we'll take a group pic!


Some other pictures:

Posted by Marek Kliś on February 28, 2009 at 04:35 AM PST #

nice time in Poland,
I hope you come soon (Again) to Egypt to give another training of the platform here in suez canal university

I hope you remembered me :)

Ahmed Gaber

Posted by Ahmed Gaber on February 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM PST #

Marek, thanks for the link! What about pics from day 2? And, Ahmed, how could I forget you, and your mother's biscuits? :-) Will definitely come to your university next time I am in Egypt, ISA.

Posted by Geertjan Wielenga on March 01, 2009 at 06:44 AM PST #

Pictures from day 2:

Posted by Marek Kliś on March 02, 2009 at 01:14 AM PST #

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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.

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