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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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NetBeans Goes to South America!

Posted by timboudreau on October 30, 2007 at 3:14 AM PDT

We've begun the South American University Tour.

The Return of the NetBeansMobile

Posted by timboudreau on October 23, 2007 at 12:15 PM PDT

Like a phoenix from the ashes, perhaps like NetBeans itself, the NetBeans Mobile is once again on the road - I just uploaded my first new photos of the white lines in the middle of the road :-)

I owe a huge thanks to the folks at Jantz Auto in Kenosha, Wisconsin who put a new engine in it over t

The NetBeansMobile goes on Hiatus

Posted by timboudreau on September 14, 2007 at 9:08 AM PDT

With a blown engine in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the NetBeans Mobile is going for a bit of TLC for a few weeks, but will be back on the road in October. For the gory details, see the JavaLobby thread.

Nice review of Rich Client Programming; more updates

Posted by timboudreau on September 10, 2007 at 11:20 PM PDT

David Sills posted a very thorough review of our book, Rich Client Programming on JavaLobby.

The NetBeans Mobile is half way across the U.S.

Posted by timboudreau on September 10, 2007 at 3:45 AM PDT

In Avoca, Iowa. Travelling is always an adventure, and this is no exception.

I bought some Gatorade and nuts at the truck stop yesterday (the dinner of champions!). Two guys wearing turbans entered the store at about the time I brought my items to the counter.

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.