Me Interviewed by Scott Davis

If you can handle seeing my face staring back at you for half an hour, here's a movie you might like. It's by Scott Davis, the highly respected (and much loved) Groovy expert from ThirstyHead.

Topics discussed in the movie include, but are not limited to, how not to pronounce my name, agile translation, why Groovy is cool, why Griffon is cool, why Kenai is cool, how to create NetBeans modules, how to support Griffon in NetBeans IDE, the purpose of desktop frameworks, and the future of the desktop in general. Hope you have as much fun watching it as Scott and I had making it:

By the way, if you're even slightly interested in Groovy, the book you MUST get is Scott's Groovy Recipes. Buy it. You won't regret it. Several other movies by Scott with Groovy-related people can be found at ThirstyHead.


Nice interview Geertjan! Any chance to have a link to the netbeans platform presentations from JavaOne? Sounds really interesting...

Posted by RunningTracker on June 05, 2009 at 07:21 PM PDT #

Great work Geertjan! I love groovy and I love netbeans. Thank you very much.

Posted by Tobia Loschiavo on June 06, 2009 at 10:16 PM PDT #

Amazing interview... You just gave a new direction to explore (Groovy, Griffon, etc..)

Great going!

Posted by Varun Nischal on June 07, 2009 at 03:52 AM PDT #

Thanks for posting the interview Geertjan. Enjoyed it a lot and inspiring to my new found love for the NetBeans Platform.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by Allan Lykke Christensen on June 07, 2009 at 10:46 PM 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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