Next week I am flying to Cologne, Germany for the IDE shootout event. It is basically a shootout of four IDE's: NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and Oracle JDeveloper. I think it is going to be both fun and also very interesting - I don't remember having four evangelists at one event doing head-to-head presentations. Thanks go to Michael Hutterman who is organizing this event. I hope Michael that you will wear your funny hat from Java One :)
My colleague Tinu wrote a very nice article about the event - check it out. I think that my laptop can fly very well (and yes I do need a new laptop so I'd be happy to use it, hehehe).
P.S. I am available on Monday and Wednesday if any NetBeans enthusiasts want to meet for a beer and friendly chat - drop me an e-mail if you're interested.