NetBeans IDE of the Future
By Geertjan on Mar 31, 2008
Anyway, what was the result of the discussions? "NetBeans of the future", or "NOTF", will be thought-control based. What that means is that you'll be able to think "Click File | New Project". And then NetBeans IDE will take that command and choose File | New Project. One might think that this is a nice idea but not very practical. However, again, the super smart guys from MIT were able to immediately code up a prototype. Within 10 minutes. Then they demoed it. One guy thought up a "Hello world" Java application and we could see it being created in NetBeans IDE, without him touching his laptop at all.
So, that was the first half hour of the meeting.
In the second half hour, we created "Dream Batch Processes", or "DBPs", which are programming sequences that can be injected into your dreams, so that you can be coding in NetBeans IDE while you are sleeping. The DBP is cutting edge stuff and NASA might reimplement it in their space technology. They will use monkeys first. However, the DBPs were particularly promising, said one Mensa participant at the meeting, because it would result in guys creating really sexy looking user interfaces in their dreams.
Watch this space for further developments. Thanks to NASA, MIT, and Mensa, for participating.