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  • October 4, 2009

JMF Live Streaming Server from Ghana on the NetBeans Platform

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
My current favorite YANPA is from Ghana, by Solomon Apenya, who you can see WITHIN his own application:

What you see above is Solomon's live streaming server using JMF on the NetBeans Platform, as described here in his blog, where he integrates with QuickTime on the client!

What's the state of Java in Ghana? Solomon writes: "Java is seriously gaining ground in Ghana. More software houses are springing up here and more are looking to Java for obvious reasons. I was part of the team that helped to popularize it on my campus (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology), when I was still a student. One student administration came up with a nice idea to use students to teach students practical stuff. They called it "school of groups". Java was one of the groups. The lead tutor for Java was Edem Morny. I taught under him. It was a very nice experience. Java still is one of the widely used languages among students in the department. There is even JAccra, a Java user group in Accra, the capital of Ghana."

Solomon has created several applications on the NetBeans Platform. One of these, Shop Manager, was built for commercial purposes. It was custom built for a shop in Prestea, a mining town in Ghana. Another application is called "Church Help" and is listed in the NetBeans Platform Showcase.

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