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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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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...

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...

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!).

I was in Home Depot this afternoon, and used their automated checkout to buy some supplies for the NetBeans...

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...

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...

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...

Well, our new NetBeans book is not finished, but available in "rough cut" form.

A while back I wrote a tool called BeanNetter that would take any library JAR file and generate a...

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...

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

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

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

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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...

NetBeans architect Jarda Tulach, Rich Unger from Nuance and I will be doing a full day workshop on modular architecture and design, using the NetBeans module system and Platform next week at...

I spent part of the weekend adding some needed features to the Wizard library on java.net. If you need to do wizard-style UIs in Swing, this library makes...

I got word this evening that my friend from college, and later colleague at Sun, John Ponte has died....

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NetBeans Day Seattle...

We've made some progress on the "unconference" hour at NetBeans Day Seattle - it's sure to be...

For NetBeans Day Seattle, we have a new entry on the agenda: This Is Not A Conference - basically a mini-unconference in an hour. It's something new, and I'm looking for theme ideas and...

A bit before NetBeans 5.0 was out, I wrote support for completion tooltips for JLists and JTrees for NetBeans' Explorer components.

My friend Jarda has a NetBeans-based application which uses only the NetBeans module system - i.e. you can use the NB module system to write server-side modular applications or whatever you want...

I write tutorials and articles quite a bit. NetBeans is an excellent editor for HTML, but there were a few things missing. So I wrote some modules to plug the gaps.

If you have a...

Okay, Generics are old news. But since NetBeans was still targetting JDK 1.4 until a few months ago, and most of my coding is NetBeans plug-ins, I'm just starting to really appreciate them.

Ever needed a faster, slicker way to let your users select a color in Swing? I just set up a new java.net project, which produces just such a widget.

I attended the JavaPro Magazine awards ceremony earlier this evening. It was possibly the most surreal moment I have ever experienced in the Java world...

First, WebLogic won an award as...

I was going through old email, and my friend Jesse had pointed up my friend Jarda's commit log message as a candidate "Most Poetic Commit Log of the Year Award". What's the most amusing commit...

In Monday's blog, I announced a webstart-enabled standalone tool that will generate a NetBeans plug-in...