Next training at Marakana, the very well organized training organization who set up the above sessions, will be in San Francisco from March 7 to 9, 2011. Please feel very free to sign up for that course already.
Based on the feedback received, the attendees were very happy with the delivered course. Aside from meeting some great people (including Michael Mann, who has worked with the great Tom Wheeler!) for the first time, it was very cool to meet Robert C. Kelsey and Bruce Schubert, who I'd been in touch with over many months prior to the course.
The work that the above developers have already done on the NetBeans RCP is really amazing. Several of them demoed their existing NetBeans RCP apps, which were very far beyond the prototyping stage (one of them, with a very nice UI, is at v6) and, in fact, have been in production for quite some time already. These are apps I had never seen before nor knew that they existed. It really made me start to believe for the first time that there are more applications that we don't know about than those that we do (several hundred). Large enterprises in all sectors are standardizing around the NetBeans RCP, which is pretty cool since large enterprises are exactly the kind of organizations that are of particular interest to Oracle.