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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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Smooth Sailing in the NetBeans Mobile; Wicket AJAX basics

Posted by timboudreau on September 6, 2007 at 10:28 AM PDT

After an initial mechanical hiccup, the NetBeans Mobile is purring along nicely, and I'm stopped for the night most of the way across Nevada. Photos from today are available here.

Mobile terrariums

Posted by timboudreau on September 4, 2007 at 8:16 PM PDT

I'd thought my wiring problem was a loose wire, but it turned out that the alternator was not putting out nearly enough current. So after making it to Sacramento where there was not enough power to make the blinkers blink, I gave in and took it to a truck stop garage. Fortunately my friend Sharat lives here.

Almost mobile

Posted by timboudreau on September 4, 2007 at 1:01 AM PDT

Well, I got the NetBeans Mobile loaded, and picked up a slew of NetBeans t-shirts, books, usb drives and squishy balls (thanks, Julie Welch!).

Culture, Memes and Programming

Posted by timboudreau on September 2, 2007 at 9:22 PM PDT

I was in Home Depot this afternoon, and used their automated checkout to buy some supplies for the NetBeans Mobile. They have an automated system that lets you scan your own items, and talks to you.

The NetBeans Mobile is Alive

Posted by timboudreau on September 2, 2007 at 12:28 PM PDT

Well, the graphics are on, and the NetBeans Mobile is now officially a big honkin' truck with NetBeans logos on it!

Getting ready and loaded up is taking a little longer than I had hoped (I'm just a typical engineer underestimating how long work will take :-)) - so I expect to be on the road on Monday.

The NetBeansMobile update

Posted by timboudreau on August 31, 2007 at 11:03 AM PDT

An update on the NetBeansMobile: I expect to actually hit the road tomorrow or Sunday, depending on how much I get done between now and then. Kinko's didn't have the graphics ready on Wednesday, so I picked them up yesterday evening, and am about to try not to screw up sticking them on the vehicle.

The NetBeansMobile - coming to a city near you?

Posted by timboudreau on August 29, 2007 at 4:34 AM PDT

I'm going to doing a road trip - part me moving to the east coast of the U.S., part NetBeans World Tour. So I'm loading up this truck with NetBeans books and t-shirts (along with my earthly posessions).

If it's good enough for Boeing...

Posted by timboudreau on July 23, 2007 at 5:25 PM PDT

In an interview published today, Tom Wheeler and I talk a bit about how Boeing is using the NetBeans Platform for a number of internal software projects, and even has an internal distribution for building on called the Boeing Sha

We have a book cover - I mean, a new NetBeans book!

Posted by timboudreau on February 28, 2007 at 12:34 AM PST

Well, our new NetBeans book is not finished, but available in "rough cut" form.

Generate a NetBeans module for your library or JavaBeans in one Ant task

Posted by timboudreau on February 7, 2007 at 10:52 PM PST

A while back I wrote a tool called BeanNetter that would take any library JAR file and generate a NetBeans module that added the library to the list of libraries you can use from your projects (a handy way to bundle source and Javadoc all together so people can debug).