Welcome to my blog’s memorabilia… Here, I would list down some important achievements about my blog, where it got listed, special guest blogs, etc.


  • Dzone MVB’s
    DZone’s MVB program brings together a group of highly talented bloggers, authors, and technologists actively writing about topics of interest to the developer community.
  • JavaOne BlogCentral 2008
    View all the blogs about Netbeans or just the most popular ones. To learn more about how we filter for most popular, click here.
  • Planet NetBeans
    Planet NetBeans is an aggregation of NetBeans related musings from all over the Blogosphere.
  • Planet MySQL
    Planet MySQL is an aggregation of blogs and news from MySQL developers and users. Nothing here necessarily represents the views of MySQL AB.

Special Guests

This section lists the bloggers from around the world, who were invited to blog here, and they did. Lets have a look, who are they-

You made a visit here, that’s great 😉 So, you would like to know who have been special guests on my blog, right? Anyways, on 9th August, I announced the following-

As, I was approaching maiden century on this blog,  I thought of inviting some of the biggies of the NetBeans blogosphere, so that they can blog 80, 85, 90, 95, 100th blog entries.

So, I had invited 6 people, out of which 5 had agreed and now, I am glad to tell you, they have done the blogging. You may have a look at the following guests, though they need no introduction, still they are worth mentioning about whatever they do!

Click on their names to see what they blogged here, and click on their images to see their blog/website.

80 | Adam Bien

Java Champion Adam Bien, is a self-employed consultant, lecturer, software architect, developer, and author in the enterprise Java sector in Germany / Europe who implements Java technology on a large scale. He is also the author of several books and articles on Java and J2EE technology, as well as distributed Java programming.

Bien is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team; an Expert Group member of the Java Community Process for EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0, and Java EE 6; and involved in embedded Java, Grid, and P2P technology. He currently works as an architect and developer in several J2EE-Java EE Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) and EAI component architecture projects for the Java EE platform and .NET.

Gregg Sporar | 85

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. His interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He works for Sun Microsystems as a Technology Evangelist.

Gregg has done presentations at OSCON, FISL, JavaOne, JavaZone, Jazoon, NetBeans Day, Sun Tech Days, TheServerSide Java Symposium, and at Java and Ruby user group meetings.

90 | Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga, he is the technical writer in the NetBeans Docs team, primarily responsible for documentation relating to the NetBeans Platform. He co-authored Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform.

He is also a DZone leader and occasionally speaks at conferences.

Fabrizio Giudici | 95

Fabrizio Giudici is a Senior Java Architect with a long J2EE experience; in the latest two years he expanded his interests to Jini and NetBeans. Fabrizio has been running, his own consultancy company, since 2001 and has been a technical speaker at JavaOne, JavaPolis, Jazoon, Jini Community Meetings and some Italian Java conferences.

He started working with Java since the old 1.0 times and after 1.3 he has been committed in demonstrating that Java performance is not an issue, really. After bringing Java to the world of Formula One telemetry, he believes he is on the right path. He has a strong interest in photography and is writing an opensource application for photo management called blueMarine. Fabrizio is a member of the JUG Milano and of the NetBeans Dream Team.

100 | James Branam

James Branam is a technical writer for NetBeans Web Applications. He is also creator and manager of the NetBeans Community Docs program.

He’s helped me grow as an individual in this community, the belief he had in my work, made me more determined to attain success.

He’s been my Guru and would remain forever, no matter where I go and what I do in life. Thanks for believing in me and helping me out whenever it mattered the most!

A Decade of NetBeans Community

Jiri Kovalsky is currently the NetBeans Technical Community Manager working at Sun since 2000.

He is not only the liaison officer for the NetBeans Dream Team but also for many activities like the NetBeans Innovators Grant contest. To the community, Jiri is probably best known for coordinating the NetCAT quality program.

List is certainly long ;)

Updated- 16th October 2009

3 thoughts on “Memorabilia

  1. Pingback: Special Blog for NetBeans Community « N, Varun

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