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Aristides Villarreal Bravo is the President of PanamaJUG, a coordinator of the Spanish NetBeans Translation Team, and a NetBeans Dream Team member. He writes articles, tutorials (such as this Spanish translation of a Visual Library tutorial!), and blogs about NetBeans IDE and develops Java applications on top of the NetBeans Platform.

And... tomorrow he's doing a presentation about the NetBeans Platform, at the First Latin American Conference of Free Software!

Aristides, can you first say a few words about the conference?

It is an event organized by the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá and the Consorcio Tecnología Social Libre de Extremadura, aimed at the promotion of free software in fields such as business, education, and government.  The conference focuses on workshops and presentations by specialists from Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Panama.

After we held the First PanamaJUG Congress in 2007, with NetBeans IDE team members Fabiola Rios, Tomasz Slota, and Janice Campbells, accompanied by a visit from Bruno Souza, we established excellent collaboration with free software communities and government institutions, such as Cidetys, which is the organizing committee. This enabled us to participate in this event. Our Java User Group (PanamaJUG) will have four representatives at the conference.

So, you're going to talk about the NetBeans Platform? Can you tell us a little bit about your presentation? 

My presentation seeks to teach attendees about the advantages of using the NetBeans Platform, explaining to them basic concepts and developing a functional application which allows them to implement components and create their own modules based on the NetBeans Platform.  Such applications can be used in several educational, commercial, and governmental areas.

How have you used the NetBeans Platform and what do you think about it?

I am developing an application based on NetBeans Platform for a university library system (http://biblioteca.utp.ac.pa), which was originally developed using NetBeans IDE + JSF + PostGresQL.

Among the NetBeans APIs I am frequently using are the Nodes API, Visual Library API, Palette API, and Window System API. The NetBeans Platform is very useful for the creation of modular applications in Swing.  This allows for the creating of a wide group of components that we can reuse easily.

When/where is the presentation?

My presentation is on September 24, 2009 at 14:00.

  • Country: Panama
  • City: Panama
  • Location: Venetto Hotel

Anything else you'd like to share?

I consider it important to evangelize and create documents about the NetBeans Platform, as well as integrating them into educational programs at university level. The NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform are excellent development tools that should be used broadly.  This conference is a great opportunity to show the work that is being done by the NetBeans Community!

Thanks Aristides and good luck with the presentation!

 

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