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Tim Boudreau

Tim Boudreau had his first startup when he was 13, and has been hooked since, with brief departures to play rock and roll, write and play music and do graphics and photography. He is the coauthor of NetBeans, the Definitive Guide from O'Reilly and Associates. Tim was part of the team that open sourced NetBeans, Sun Microsystems' Java(tm) development environment, and currently work as a developer on that project. Originally from Massachusetts, he lives in his adopted home city, Prague, Czech Republic.


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Postcards from Brazil

Posted by timboudreau on April 14, 2005 at 5:26 PM PDT

I've spent the last week in Brazil, doing some talks about NetBeans, how to write plug-ins, etc. What a lovely country!

Should there be a ""?

Posted by timboudreau on April 5, 2005 at 8:53 PM PDT

(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.

Wicket - help test it!

Posted by timboudreau on April 5, 2005 at 10:04 AM PDT

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.

How to build Swing with NetBeans

Posted by timboudreau on March 24, 2005 at 10:55 AM PST

There are now weekly source snapshots of J2SE 6.0 (Mustang) on; but many people want to just try making some change in Swing.

POV-Ray support for NetBeans...and pix from the road

Posted by timboudreau on February 19, 2005 at 1:17 AM PST

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...


How to start writing apps for TiVO in NetBeans, in 5 minutes or less

Posted by timboudreau on February 4, 2005 at 1:07 PM PST

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.

JNN just got prettier (at least on the mac)

Posted by timboudreau on February 4, 2005 at 11:26 AM PST

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).

NetBeans on the Road

Posted by timboudreau on February 3, 2005 at 7:07 PM PST

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.

Culture shock

Posted by timboudreau on January 9, 2005 at 2:05 AM PST

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 from a tiny little company in the Czech Republic called NetBeans.

NetBeans 4.0 is out and it rocks!

Posted by timboudreau on December 20, 2004 at 9:44 AM PST

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.