Results of the NetBeans Platform Student Quiz 3

The series of quizes especially for those who have taken the NetBeans Platform Certified Training has now reached its third edition. Click here for part 1 and click here for part 2.

And here is part 3, the questions and the answers, followed by the winners of this quiz. Each of the quizes has a theme. This time, the theme was 'Useful Links for NetBeans Platform Developers'. Therefore, if you're developing on top of the NetBeans Platform, you're bound to find a couple of links below that you didn't know about before!

  1. I was told that the API of a particular NetBeans class was updated last week. What's the URL I need to look at to find all the latest API modifications?

  2. I was told that the solution to my problem was found on the mailing list for NetBeans Platform developers. What's the URL for that archive?

  3. I've been told about a 4-part tutorial that covers the NetBeans Lookup class, as well as the Node class, in some detail. What's the URL for the first part?

  4. I've been told that UNESCO is doing some cool things with the NetBeans Platform. What's the URL for that story?

  5. There's a funny picture of a big sandwich that represents the NetBeans virtual filesystem, which comes from someone's blog. What's the exact URL pointing to the blog entry containing the image of the sandwich?

  6. There's a PHD student in Linz, Austria, who has created a series of lectures about the NetBeans Platform. What's the URL pointing to the lecture series?

  7. The "Definitive Guide to the NetBeans Platform", a book by Tim Boudreau and Jesse Glick, which includes a big section on the NetBeans Platform, is still available on-line. What's the URL to the whole book?

  8. What's the URL of a blog full of interesting NetBeans Platform tips, especially around localization and branding, written by a developer based in Indonesia?

  9. What's the URL pointing to a list of issues in Issuezilla that are specifically marked as being good ones for external contributors (such as NetBeans Platform students) to fix?

  10. What's the home page of the NetBeans Platform?

And the winners are:

  • First Prize: Bartek Zdanowski (Poland)

  • Second Prize: Jiří Jakeš (Czech Republic)

And a pic of the prizes:

Congratulations! Bartek wins The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform, while Jiří gets a t-shirt and pen! And also congratulations to everyone else who entered. You'll all receive a small surprise by mail in the coming weeks.


I can't wait the prize :D
I'm very glad.

Best regards,

Posted by Bartek Zdanowski on June 18, 2009 at 05:14 AM PDT #

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Posted by Zdanek devBlog+ on June 22, 2009 at 04:52 AM PDT #

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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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