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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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Why do we need more that one source directory for one project ?

Posted by vbrabant on April 22, 2004 at 1:40 PM PDT

Dear all,

Did you remember one of my blog concerning the usage of Ant to manage project ?

It seems that Netbeans people read my blog and will use Ant-Driven Project in next release of NetBeans.

NetBeans at FOSDEM

Posted by vbrabant on March 1, 2004 at 7:10 AM PST

The 21 and 22 February, in brussel, belgium, were organized the fourth session of FOSDEM.

Ian Formanek, of NetBeans, had two sessions planned for FOSDEM 2004.

Will the future release 3.6 permit to NetBeans to stay in the race or is it too late ?

Posted by vbrabant on December 12, 2003 at 2:14 PM PST

NetBeans team announced some weeks ago the near future of NetBeans.
Already last month it was possible to test the new window systems integrated in the trunk release.

Very nice result.

I saw the new Java Studio Creator in action (codename: Rave) at BEJUG

Posted by vbrabant on December 4, 2003 at 4:01 PM PST

Today, like yesterday, I had the possibility to follow somes conference at Javapolis, organized by the Belgian Java User Group BEJUG.

I missed the one concerning OptimalJ (based upon netBeans) of Compuware, because it was at the same moment of the conference concerning JSF, presented by Craig R.

I want an IDE that manage his projects by using Ant !

Posted by vbrabant on November 22, 2003 at 9:56 AM PST

Ant is today the de facto standard to compile, test, deploy your application.

But, you are not developping with Ant, you are developping with an IDE

And when you write your project in the IDE, you can compile it, test it, debug it, deploy it.

And then, you want to put in place the daily build.

And therefore you have to build your ant build.xml file from scratch.

What's happens with Marketing by Sun ?

Posted by vbrabant on November 22, 2003 at 9:37 AM PST

Look at J2EE servers:

  • Before, you had iPlanet AppSrv 6

  • then you had Sun One Application Server 7
  • now, you have Java System Application Server 7/8.

I want to continue to use my own style, even if I work in a team !!!

Posted by vbrabant on November 9, 2003 at 7:12 AM PST

I like freedom.