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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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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).

How to replace the selection model in the NetBeans Platform

Posted by timboudreau on January 23, 2007 at 12:48 AM PST

NetBeans has a selection model where whatever logical window has focus owns the selection (determines what actions are enabled/disabled, what the property sheet shows, etc.). Some applications need something different - for example, an image editor probably wants the current image to own the selection no matter what logical window has focus.

Tag and I'm it

Posted by timboudreau on January 2, 2007 at 3:59 PM PST

Bruno Souza tagged me in this game of "say five things probably nobody knows about you and pass it on".

Evangelizing Evangelism - Bay Area Event

Posted by timboudreau on November 28, 2006 at 7:03 PM PST

My friend and former colleague Kiran Patel has been hard at work founding a new organization specifically about and of technology evangelism.

Poetic commit messages

Posted by timboudreau on October 26, 2006 at 9:48 PM PDT

Since I published my friend Jarda's "most poetic CVS commit message of the year" I seem to have become a collector. Jarda points out the poignant beauty of the following

User: jglick

Date: 2006/10/25 15:33:26




Fun with the NetBeans DocBook modules, XSL compiler hell

Posted by timboudreau on October 16, 2006 at 12:34 AM PDT

I've got a bunch of writing projects going lately. There is a NetBeans DocBook module, if you like writing articles and books in XML (doesn't everyone?). I've had some fun enhancing it over the weekend...

Jesse Glick created the NetBeans DocBook module (cvs co contrib) a couple of years ago.