I've spent the last week in Brazil, doing some talks about NetBeans, how to write plug-ins, etc. What a lovely country!
(pictures in the blog are from Grenoble, France, where I spent last week helping some folks with NetBeans module projects)
A few months ago, I had an idea to write a newsreader plugin for NetBeans. So I looked around for a handy JavaMail NNTP provider.
The folks doing Wicket, possibly the cleanest solution to POJO web apps that I've seen is at release candidate phase - they're looking for feedback.
There are now weekly source snapshots of J2SE 6.0 (Mustang) on mustang.dev.java.net; but many people want to just try making some change in Swing.
I'm doing a NetBeans module-building presentation inside Sun next week. POV-Ray scene language makes a nice demo for explaining how to do some things. So NetBeans now has POV-Ray support...
folks have a Java SDK for writing
applications that run on a TiVO (well actually the code runs on the server, and
the visualization happens on the user's TV), along with a simulator that lets
you run and debug applications on your computer.
Having a couple evenings to kill in a hotel room, and needing to do a bit of coding to keep myself sane, I wrote some UI and keyboard usability improvements to JNN, James Gosling's RSS reader (screenshot in blog).
So I moved from Prague to California. And I had this car in Massachusetts. What better way to get it to California, than to drive, with lots of stops to demo NetBeans for people?
It's been an interesting trip - thus far I'm in Dallas, Texas.
A lot of folks know me as Mr. NetBeans - in 1999, I'd been working as a contractor for a bunch of years, had backpacked through Prague and liked it, and found a job ad on monster.com from a tiny little company in the Czech Republic called NetBeans.
Javapolis was clearly a great show to be at - I wish I'd had more time to see more of it, not to mention Antwerp in general.