NetBeans Platform for Kids

Here's a pic of Robert Appleby, one of the recent NetBeans Podcast Puzzler winners, who is the Webmaster for the Australian Hydrographic Service in Australia. He looks after website infrastructure, website design & development, and coding of in-house software. His main focus at the moment is building online web mapping systems for Hydrographic data.

On the left is Robert and on the right his 3 year old son Liam who wanted to take the book to pre-school! "So," writes Robert, "the book is being introduced for show-and-tell to a bunch of 2-5 year-olds."

Just like Allan Davis recently, Robert has received two books instead of one, because of the first having been delayed in the mail. Robert's planning to give the second book away as a prize at the Illawarra Java Users Group, which Robert has just joined, at the next meeting in late November. So if you're from Australia, that's another reason to go there!


I like if I were in Australia to go and get this book, can't him deliver to my home!! :D

I like the Idea to teach kids the Netbeans Platform!

Posted by Ahmed Gaber on November 08, 2008 at 08:42 PM PST #

Really his son would take it to the pre-shool for reading? Or just for fun.

My god, a genius really

Posted by Martin on November 08, 2008 at 08:42 PM PST #

Seriously, he did want to take it to pre-school - he can't read yet of course - only 3 years old.

He always grabs something (usually a football or toy car) to take in - this time the RCP book - he liked the 'chocolates' on the front cover...

Posted by Robert on November 11, 2008 at 12:26 PM 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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