NetBeans Platform Certified Training

Hello Dear Friends,
I joined the group called NetBeans User Group, Nagpur a couple months ago. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Inaugural meeting of this group. then I joined this group so that I can learn something about NetBeans and Java. But as I read the mails on mailing list and other things related to NetBeans on netbeans.org I found this very interesting and I keep reading and gathering information about it. When we had our first skype chat meetup at that time also I was confused with the two things one is NetBeans IDE and other is NetBeans Platform. then Tushar Joshi who is founder of this group told us about the NetBeans Platform training and for that training we have to complete some badges which are maintained on our page (http://nugnagpur.wikispaces.com/) where each one of us have separate page on that wikispaces link. So because of those badges I got some information about NetBeans Platform and the training of the 2 days (27th and 28th November) is good. Where I learnt various things like how to create Java Swing Applications or in other words we can say Desktop Application. I learnt How to create Modules and plugins for the NetBeans.
There were 17 people who attended the training and Geertjan Wielenga was the speaker from Amsterdam who works for oracle.
Some of our friends from Togo and a person from canada also joined us and don’t ask me their names I still not know names of some people who attended the training with me.
On first day we learned many things such as to create our own modularity,central registry, dependency management, lookup, java extension mechanism and many more and created a application wordeditor in which we converted the given string to uppercase and lowercase.
On the second day of this training we discussed about the Node API , explorer views, visual management, Actions etc. and an application about the Student Registration Application..

At the end of the day all of us are the NetBeans Certified Associate and the main conclusion is that I understood it somewhat.. To become a NetBeans Certified Engineer we have to create an application or plugin that will be approved by NetBeans. The application to be approved by NetBeans it must be unique or must an update for the already created project or plugin.

Now I’ll start learning NetBeans so that I can get more from it and hoping to start the application on my own or with the help of all my friends on the NUGmailing list.

The special thanks to Geertjan Wielenga because he spent his weekend talking with a laptop (Computer) without seeing anyone of us and to Tushar Joshi who made all arrangements for all of us for this training.

Thank You to all other whose names are not mentioned above and hoping to attend many more training in the future…

The snap of attendees of training.