Kenai, OpenStreetMap, Twitter, and NetBeans Platform

The question of the day comes from Beijing today! Gao Ang writes:

I built a Twitter NetBeans application with OpenStreetMap and NetBeans Platform 6.7 Beta. Prototype screenshot of this application is available in the attachment. I plan to update this project on as soon as my project request is approved. I found on your blog that you also made a Twitter plugins for NB 6.5. Can I merge my code with your plugins and make the Twitter NetBeans application better?

And the answer to the question of the day is: "Yes." :-)

As soon as the Kenai project request is approved, I'd be very happy to join it. It's also very cool, because so many of the current 'hot technologies' are combined, or leveraged, in this application—Twitter, OpenStreetMap, NetBeans Platform, and Kenai.

Here's the screenshot Gao sent me (click to enlarge it):

The cool thing is also that the above is a full blown standalone NetBeans Platform application, rather than the plugins I created a while ago for NetBeans IDE. Even at this stage the above could be added to the NetBeans Platform Showcase!


That looks amazing :)

Posted by Ruun on May 11, 2009 at 10:19 PM PDT #

thanks geertjan
I'll contribute sourcecode of this project to once it's approved.
There are still some improvement that should be done. I'd like to make it easy-to-use in future.

Posted by gaoang on May 11, 2009 at 11:19 PM PDT #

At sun tech days in India, I had got 3 project invitations along with my project approvals, what better can I put them to ;)

So if the Kenai approval queue is long and you are still waiting for the project approval, just put me a mail with your Email ID and I'll send you an Invite to start the project . . .

Posted by Rohit on May 12, 2009 at 12:51 AM PDT #

I've commit the sourcecode on

Posted by gaoang on May 12, 2009 at 02:15 AM PDT #

Interesting project, looking at there could be some synergie / reusage??

Posted by Sven Reimers on May 12, 2009 at 04:56 AM PDT #

Screenshots for Puzzle or here

Seems this is missing on ;-)

Posted by Sven Reimers on May 12, 2009 at 05:04 AM PDT #

Thanks Sven
Puzzle GIS project is amazing.
I'd like to look into it.

Posted by gaoang on May 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM PDT #

Thanks Sven! Didn't know about this project, blogged about it today. Now when are you going to send me screenshots of YOUR several NetBeans Platform applications? I will buy you a beer in SF for each of them. :-)

Posted by Geertjan Wielenga on May 13, 2009 at 12:21 AM PDT #

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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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