NetBeans Platform Trainers

NetBeans Platform trainers are found in many parts of the world and, in each case, come with a lot of experience. Trainings can be given in English, German, Czech, Polish, and Dutch.

A short biography of each trainer is presented below.

Trainers from the NetBeans community

  • Gail & Paul Anderson. The Anderson Software Group offer their own personalized NetBeans Platform training course, which focuses on introducing you to the core NetBeans APIs and concepts, as well as on the integration and reuse of JavaFX components within NetBeans Platform applications. Industry experts Paul Anderson and Gail Anderson founded the company, located in the northern San Diego county town of Encinitas. They have brought together instructors with many years of experience in a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines and specialize in teaching highly technical material in a relaxed and stimulating environment. Paul and Gail are also the authors of JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform.
  • Wade Chandler. Wade Chandler is freelance software consultant living in Knoxville, TN, and is also the President of C&L Tractor Parts, Inc in Dandridge, TN. He is a long time contributor to the NetBeans project, a NetBeans Dream Team member, and a past NetBeans board member. He created a NetBeans Platform application for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control used to trade environmental data with the EPA and other information trading partners. The DHEC project also used different NetBeans APIs such as Lookup in the JEE server portion of the application to provide custom plug-in and server support. Wade uses the NetBeans Platform for his own projects and business management software, is the project owner of, and commonly helps other NetBeans Platform users on the mailing list.
  • Anton Epple. Anton Epple works as a Java consultant and trainer at eppleton in Munich, Germany. He has more than seven years of experience leading the development of Java desktop applications. In the last two years Anton has specialized in NetBeans Platform development and consulting and since 2008 he's a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. As an active member of the Open Source Community he's one of the leaders of the JavaTools Community at where many NetBeans related projects are hosted. Being also an author and blogger, at, he's currently working on a book about professional Java development using NetBeans.
  • Fabrizio Giudici. Fabrizio Giudici is a Senior Java Architect running his own company, Tidalwave, operating in northern Italy and surroundings. He's been in the Java business since 1998 and, beyond providing consultancy services on architecture and design, he also serves as a technical trainer for several Java-based classes delivered by Sun Microsystems. Fabrizio's involvement with NetBeans is mainly with the Platform, as he is developing blueMarine, a Platform-based application for media management; he's also one of the founding members of the NetBeans Dream Team and a speaker at conferences such as JavaOne and Devoxx (former JavaPolis). Fabrizio is one of the leaders of JUG Milano.
  • Chris Palmer. Chris Palmer, based in Australia, is an active NetBeans community member and NetBeans Platform Evangelist. Chris brings deep experience delivering NetBeans Platform applications for all size enterprises, from Fortune 500 companies to small research organizations. Chris's integration of the Visual Library into commercial applications won the Duke's Choice Award for 2008. His experience with the NetBeans Platform dates back to Version 3.x.
  • Aljoscha Rittner. Aljoscha Rittner works as CEO and Java Developer since 1997 in Germany at Sepix. He started Java development with the first Swing pack and has experience with NetBeans IDE since 2001. The last two years he developed Java applications on the NetBeans Platform. Additionally, he creates plugins for Java SE projects and components for the Java ME Visual Designer. Aljoscha co-moderates the German and writes on platform and IDE-specific development themes in his blog at
  • Zoran Sevarac. Zoran Sevarac (aka Don Zorleone) is a lecturer at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He teaches courses on Java programming and Intelligent Systems. He is also a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the same university and the founder of the Neuroph project. Neuroph is one of the leading Java open source neural network frameworks, and it also provides Neuroph Studio, which is the NetBeans Platform application for neural network research. Zoran is the godfather of the local NetBeans User Group Serbia.
  • Rich Unger. Rich Unger is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at, currently working on Apex, a domain specific language for their cloud computing platform. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He first became involved in NetBeans around 2002, while working for Nuance Communications. He was on a team developing modules to facilitate development of VoiceXML-based Java EE applications. This was one of the earlier efforts on the part of a non-Sun entity to develop a large application on the NetBeans Platform. He wrote several tutorials to help people newly approaching the platform, as well as hacking the build scripts to provide a build harness for module development. Later, he proposed and helped implement changes to certain APIs, including the extensibility of project types. Rich has spoken on the topic of NetBeans module development, along with Jaroslav Tulach, Andrei Eickler, and Tim Boudreau several times at JavaOne, and once at OOPSLA. He has also contributed a chapter to the RCP book.
  • Tom Wheeler. Tom Wheeler is a Principal Software Engineer at Object Computing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In addition to software development, he is also an author, instructor and frequent presenter at technical conferences. Tom has been developing with the NetBeans Platform almost daily since 2005 and has spoken at the JavaOne conference about some of the applications he's created with it. He is very active in the NetBeans community, helping to create examples, answer questions and write FAQ entries to help others learn about the NetBeans platform. Additionally, he is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and serves on the NetBeans governance board.
  • Thomas Wuerthinger. Thomas Wuerthinger is a researcher and PhD student at the Institute for System Software at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His main research interests are virtual machines, modular programming, and visualization tools. He developed a new array bounds check elimination algorithm for the Java HotSpot VM. His Masters thesis was about a visualization tool based on the NetBeans Platform called the Ideal Graph Visualizer. Currently, his focus is on development for the meta-circular Maxine VM as well as on the implementation of dynamic software updates for the HotSpot VM.
  • Trainers from the NetBeans Team

  • Jaroslav Tulach. Jaroslav Tulach cofounded the NetBeans project and remains a leading guardian of the project's APIs. He coauthored "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform" and is the author of "Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect".
  • Geertjan Wielenga. Geertjan Wielenga is the writer on the NetBeans team responsible for the official documentation, such as tutorials, about the NetBeans Platform. He is one of the authors of "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform" and has contributed content to the materials for the NetBeans Platform Certified Training. He is a regular blogger at and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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