NetBeans 6.1, me and my sister who hated programming once upon a time!!!!!!

My sister Harshita studying in Class 11th, who is an excellent student with a very sharp mind (unlike me :P), has taken an extreme dislike for computers (unlike me again) thanks to her dull teacher at school plus her biggest complain was that she hated the typical blue Turbo C++ compiler with the various over coloured characters in all weird combinations....
As an over-enthusiastic evangelist that I am :P , I sent her a NetBeans CD along with Cygwin and asked her to install it on our home PC. Abhishek offered to help us out with it too over a telephonic conference call... It was a painful process and it took us ages over the phone (since I study in Manipal which is around three thousand kilometres from my home), installing Java first, followed by setting the path, variable etc etc as she was completely unaware of all these stuff.
Finally when she had successfully installed NetBeans 6.1 on the computer, we asked her to type a simple "Hello World" program although she was extremely reluctant at first. But after she saw the text editor area where all she had to do was start writing the code, not even write 'void main' and the thing which pleased her most was that as sson as she typed the opening double quotes symbol, the counter part i.e the closing double quotes came automatically!!!...I could hear her chuckling with happiness over the phone and she was "Man!!! I love this software!!!!" and she said she would practice all her C++ programs on it from now onwards.... She also told later on that she was having a great time programing and now she was actually enjoying something which she kind of hated a few days back....!!!!! :D
Everyone at home is extremely pleased at her newly grown interest in Computers and coding and hoping that, she will be upto some good with it in future.....
She also bragged about it to her friends at school who were extremely jealous of her knowledge of a cool software, so she claims. I have promised her to give a telephonic demo to all of them sometime and also give them NetBeans Cds so that they all can also benefit from its numerous features and make the process of coding in the same boring, cliched compiler, extremely interesting and alot of fun!!!!!.......... :P
Thank you NetBeans!!!!!
And also  wish you MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!!!!!! :D
Way to go!!!!.....Rise And Shine!!!!! ....... HAPPY 10 !!!!!!!!!
Cheers to the Open Spirit!!!!!!................
Comments:

As i always say, when technology is entertaining, everyone likes it! :) Good job done and all the best to Harshita in all her programming endeavors!

Posted by Kumar Abhishek on October 21, 2008 at 12:25 PM IST #

Great thing. Fun and heartening to read such real life achievements of NetBeans.

Cheers! BTW, how about introducing GreenFoot to your sister?

Posted by Amit on October 21, 2008 at 01:15 PM IST #

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