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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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What I would like to see in NetBeans 4.2 !!!

Posted by vbrabant on April 17, 2005 at 7:44 AM PDT

In his blog, Ludovic Champenois, one of the lead enginners on the J2EE functionality in NetBeans, asked what we (NetBeans's users) would like to see in NetBeans 4.2 or even NetBeans 5.0.

So, hereafter is my wish list:

  • Enhancements
    • Please look at all issues marked as En

Javapolis 2004 Day 4: NetBeans 4.0 and Beyond

Posted by vbrabant on December 17, 2004 at 3:01 AM PST

NetBeans really rocks.
As many of you know, I am a long-time user of NetBeans, now. Already 4 years now that I am using NetBeans.

Javapolis: Day 4: Real Time Java

Posted by vbrabant on December 16, 2004 at 5:36 AM PST

During the keynote of this morning, Someone of Sun (I am sorry, but I don't remember who) speaked about Java and Real Time Application.

Java and Real Time Application ? Not possible, I though.

Javapolis Day 3: Tim Bray

Posted by vbrabant on December 16, 2004 at 4:34 AM PST

He spoked about Java. But not about the Java Language itself. No. About the Java Virtual Machine.
He explained that dynamic language like Perl, Python could accelerate the development, and also be robust.

Then, he speak about Jython, that is running upon the Java Virtual Machine and could easily be connected with all the current Java APIs.

Javapolis Day 3: Rick Ross

Posted by vbrabant on December 16, 2004 at 4:22 AM PST

Yesterday morning, Javapolis began with a Key note of Rick Ross, the founder of
He explained why it's very important to have a strong and active java community.

Javapolis 2004 University Day 1: JDK 5.0 In Action

Posted by vbrabant on December 13, 2004 at 9:49 AM PST

Firstly, I was amazed that they were using a Apple portable. Reason why I was amazed is that JDK 5.0 is not yet available for Apple's PC.

I was thinking how they will show JDK 5.0 in action with a portable running under Apple Mac OS X.

But in fact, it was only presentation of slides. So, in fact no "JDK 5.0 in Action".

The first part of the presentation was the most interresting.

Javapolis 2004 University Day 1: AspectJ in Action

Posted by vbrabant on December 13, 2004 at 9:08 AM PST

Javapolis 2004 started today.

Today, it was the first day of the University.
The morning, during 3 hours, I listen to Adrian Colyer explaining AspectJ and explain us how it worked and why we would use it.

He wins.

NetBeans @ Javapolis

Posted by vbrabant on December 5, 2004 at 3:09 AM PST

Edition 2004 of javapolis will start the 13 of decembre.

Last year, Sun did a presentation of Rave (Sun Java Studio Creator).
This year, Tim Boudreau will do a presentation of NetBeans 4.0 ( that would be out for the javapolis event) but also explain us what we can expect from the future versions of NetBeans.

I will certainly blog here my impression of each

Refactoring to Patterns

Posted by vbrabant on September 21, 2004 at 6:21 AM PDT

Everyone speak about Patterns, Specially Design Patterns.

And I readed a lot about patterns:

MetaData existed before JDK 1.5

Posted by vbrabant on June 3, 2004 at 12:57 PM PDT

Look at definition of Metadata:

The J2SE 1.5 metadata feature is a facility that allows developers to annotate their code so that tools can generate boilerplate code (e.g stub generation to remote procedure calls) as directed by annotations.

And think about those interfaces: Serializable and Cloneable.

Those interfaces are empty.