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  • October 10, 2005

JFall (Before)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
I'm going to be at the NlJug's JFall conference on Wednesday. Here's the official summary of my session:

Developing in Java with NetBeans IDE 5.0: Quick and Easy
Sometimes life is a lot simpler than it seems. The complexity of, for example, J2EE and SOA should not be underestimated -- but an IDE can simplify a whole bunch of otherwise tricky things. Did you know, though, that NetBeans, developed in Prague, is actually a lot more than an IDE? It is actually also a platform on top of which you can build your own applications. You can also extend the IDE itself, to fully integrate your favorite technologies. In short, it's a world in which one can get lost. Time for a quick tour! During the presentation the following subjects will be touched on:

  • What are some of the cool things I can build in NetBeans? The various types of applications will be highlighted.
  • A development lifecycle in NetBeans: What does that look like? Which NetBeans facilities are particularly useful?
  • Extend the IDE? What does that mean and how do I do it? Wizard-driven plug-in development with as endpoint: Tools support for Wicket.
  • NetBeans Platform. What is it and what can I do with it?

You can also find the above description here.

Of course, claiming in the title that I'm going to show how NetBeans makes life 'quick and easy' is a little bit dangerous. It's like asking the God of NullPointerExceptions to rest gently on my shoulder for the duration of the presentation. Oh well. Gregg Sporar's comment on the presentation's summary was: "This looks great! My only comment is that it is a lot of information to cover in 50 minutes. But it won't be dull!" I'm pretty sure he's going to be proved right on both counts...

After the JFall conference I'll see some friends and family. I haven't been there for about four years or more (apart from a rushed visit to arrange visa documents for working in Prague.) But I'll be back in the office next week Monday the 17th!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Roumen Monday, October 10, 2005
    Good luck with the speech, Geertjan!
  • Daniel MD Monday, October 10, 2005
    You might want to add that now Netbeans can integrate your webbrowser (yes Rich got the JDIC browser to run - alpha build).
    All the best, good luck with the speech.
  • Duncan Mills Thursday, October 13, 2005
    Good to meet you - hope the train ended up in the right place!
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