08 February 2020

I had lots of fun a while back restoring my first PC, a beige Cyrix desktop with 16MB of EDO RAM. Nostalgia is a powerful sentiment and with some added skills I could finally look back at the technology that had the biggest initial impact on me.

The NetBeans involvement feels similar: it's inward looking, it's about understanding. "Coagula" following the initial "solve".

CoolBeans was also an experiment poking into the IDE market and seeing how a lifestyle product could exist there. In that regard, the answer was a clear "no". There is a market for tooling, but not one for a NetBeans distribution.

OpenBeans is no longer a product but a personal exploration and restoration project.