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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
TiVO
folks have a Java SDK for writing
applications that run on a TiVO (well actually the code runs on the server, and
the...

Having a couple evenings to kill in a hotel room, and needing to do a bit of coding to keep myself sane, I wrote some UI and keyboard usability improvements to ...

So I moved from Prague to California. And I had this car in Massachusetts. What better way to get it to California, than to drive, with lots of stops to demo NetBeans for people?

It's...

A lot of folks know me as Mr. NetBeans - in 1999, I'd been working as a contractor for a bunch of years, had backpacked through Prague and liked it, and found a job ad on...

Javapolis was clearly a great show to be at - I wish I'd had more time to see more of it, not to mention...

I just committed some changes to NetBeans key bindings handling, so that mac users will get key bindings that are much more like other mac apps (no change for Windows or Linux users).

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It's always tempting to write software to be intelligent - it makes us look intelligent! And if you can do it well, you can make a lot of money. But in intelligent software, there are hidden...