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Vincent Brabant

Vincent has been a developer for 10 years and a Java developer for three years. He likes working with open source projects, like tomcat, ant, and NetBeans, and joined the NetBeans project to see first hand if open source projects were a reality not just a myth. He believes that NetBeans is more open source than other open source projects ;-) Vincent leads the localization of the IDE in french, and supports the french speaking members of NetBeans through the mail lists and localisation of content and news. He is a strong advocate promoting NetBeans and Java. Outside of computers, Vincent adores his wife and children and looks foward to a time when he can make more time to actively persue his passion to travel.


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Reaction about the Charles Ditzel Interview

Posted by vbrabant on October 14, 2006 at 2:19 AM PDT

Sun Developer Network published an interessting interview of Charles Ditzel. But I wanted to react on some part.

what I would like to see in a next version of NetBeans

Posted by vbrabant on June 14, 2006 at 11:15 AM PDT

Somes little enhancements I would like to see in next release of NetBeans are the following:

1. today, NetBeans editor permits to use Camel Notation. So, if I type NPE and press Ctrl-Space, I obtain NullPointerException.
I would like that NetBeans editor goes further and accept also Camel notation for methods.

NetBeans 5.0 Flash Tutorials in French

Posted by vbrabant on October 16, 2005 at 11:45 AM PDT

When the béta of NetBeans 5.0 has been available, I decide to write somes nice Flash tutorials for NetBeans 5.0.

But they are, today, only available in french.

You can find them on, a high quality french website. is hosting a lot of forums (and specially a recently new

Thank You NetBeans !!!!

Posted by vbrabant on August 2, 2005 at 2:28 PM PDT

Today, I received my award that was given by James Gosling at the NetBeans Day preceding JavaOne 2005.


As you can see in the picture, the award was signed by three peoples.

On the right, I can recognize the signature of James Gosling.
But I have no idea about

NetBeans IDE 4.1 Flash tutorials

Posted by vbrabant on June 12, 2005 at 4:02 PM PDT

Today, I submitted 3 new flash tutorials to the NetBeans website.

Thoses tutorials were existing in the past, but exclusively for the french community.

I am now a Sun Certified Programmer for the J2SE 5.0

Posted by vbrabant on April 30, 2005 at 4:47 AM PDT

Hurrah, Youppie, Yes, Great, ..

Today, I received my Examination Score Report where it's indicated that I am now a Sun Certified J2SE 5.0 Programmer.

I passed the exam the 1st February 2005.

Normally, we know directly, at the end of the exam, if we success or not, if we are certified or not.

But, in this case, it was not the case.

NetBeans Workshop in Luxembourg and Belgium

Posted by vbrabant on April 28, 2005 at 3:43 PM PDT

This week, Sun Belux invites me to a Technical Workshop, to celebrate the launch of NetBeans IDE 4.1.

They organized a Technical workshop on May 25 (Luxembourg) and May 26 (Belgium).

In the mail it was said

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Because we are belonging to the same community, I can consider you as my colleagues.

More details and regi

Test your Java code on-line !!!

Posted by vbrabant on April 23, 2005 at 5:50 AM PDT

Recently, by reading JavaRSS, I discovered a very nice site that permits us to type and run piece of Java code.

That site is Zamples

But what is very nice is that you have possibility to choose the JDK.
So, you can decide to run your code by using JDK 5.0, but also by usng

Wink is Great

Posted by vbrabant on April 18, 2005 at 4:09 PM PDT

Recently, by reading a post in Javarss, I discovered Wink, a Tutorial and Presentation creation software.

NetBeans IDE 4.2 adopt a new graphic chart

Posted by vbrabant on April 18, 2005 at 11:20 AM PDT

It seems that it exists a tradition at NetBeans to modify their graphic chart every years, 2 years.

UPDATE: It seems that they decided to use that new look and feel for NetBeans 4.1RC1.