Tuesday, August 16, 2005

In Prague

WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.

I'm in Prague this week, visiting the NetBeans team. NetBeans of course is the foundation
Creator is built on top of. We're working closely together to make sure that we get everything
we need, and to align work and vision such that we're heading in the same direction.

I've seen some of the new stuff coming in the next release of NetBeans - 4.2. It's documented
in the
this document, which is
similar to the "New and Noteworthy" documents Eclipse publishes for their milestones. If you're
wondering what "Q-Build" refers to in that document, a "Q-Build" is a "quality-build". It's a
promoted build (roughly weekly) from the nightly builds, that has had some QA analysis applied
to it and showstoppers fixed. There's a separate document for
new and noteworthy
features in the mobility pack.

...and of course, I saw some cool new stuff that hasn't been integrated (and therefore listed) yet!

Prague is a beautiful city. I have been here many times before (I think this is my eighth trip)
but it never ceases to impress. I haven't done any sightseeing on the last trips so I think
I'll go back and visit the castle if I get some time Friday morning. The best way to get around
is to use the underground. The metro runs deep below the ground, so to get down to the tracks
they have these really really long escalataors -- see the picture on the right (and note that
it continues up above the lighting fixture). On my first trips here I was amazed at how fast
the escalators were running! They don't seem as fast anymore and I was just told yesterday
they have deliberately tuned back the speed...


  1. [Trackback] The pages about what's coming in next NetBeans release are online finally - http://www.netbeans.org/community/releases/42/index.html
    I miss a little bit info about mobility on that pages but we will have to negotiate about it and include mob...

  2. Well the reason why we had to slow down the escalators were the rules of European Union. It's a pity that they're not so fast anymore but at least we don't have so many injured retirees.

  3. I guess I can understand that. My daughter (when she was 2 years old) got a part of her dress stuck in an escalator, and the dress got shredded!

  4. In China,there is a pop song names Piazza Prague:)...

  5. Wow, Prague?, Shanghai, Paris? You sure get to do a lot of travelling to interesting places as a developer. The last trip I got to take out of the office was up to JavaOne in S.F. and that was only an 80 mile drive away. I was wondering what machine you do your development on. I read in your blog that you used the Ultra 20 at the show and thought it was fast. What do you use at work? at home? I'm thinking about getting an Ultra 20. Do you think it is practical to use at home?

  6. Has anybody ever been to China?
    Has anybody ever been to China ever been to Hangzhou?

  7. If you went to Hangzhou and have some free time,
    you can mail me before you arrived. Maybe I could
    show you how to enjoy the beautiful scene around
    the west lake.It's so beautiful!
    Here is a website introducing the west lake with
    some photographs: