Hello Geertjan, I would like to focus on Swing contributions as I expect that is the coding area where my experience would be the most valuable. It would also seem to be a good place to start!
I am also happy to help with any "soft" areas (e.g. documentation or other non-coding activities). I will get the book and start reading, I also welcome any other suggestions. Thank you! Tom On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:52 AM, Geertjan Wielenga < geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com> wrote: > Welcome and yes that book will definitely give you the big picture. > > What kind of contributions would you like to focus on? > > Thanks, > > Gj > > On Monday, February 19, 2018, Thomas Hubschman <thomashubsch...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hello Netbeans Community, > > > > I hit send by accident, before I was going to change the subject line to > > something like "How to Onboard as a NetBeans Contributor." > > > > I'd like to become an active contributor on the NetBeans project, but I > am > > not sure how to proceed. > > > > *I generally like to understand architectures and big pictures before I > > dive into something (I enjoy reading Java specs). * > > > > I have seen Geertjan mention this book: > > > > https://leanpub.com/nbp4beginners > > > > I would be fine with reading that book as a prerequisite to contributing. > > Does that make sense? Here is some information about me: > > > > - Three-time Swing Developer (2-3 years total dev time) > > - I actually have the somewhat rare SCJD > > - Was a big fan and implementor of some of the Filthy Rich Clients > > stuff > > - 10+ years using NetBeans (Also have used Eclipse & IntelliJ) > > - I have the even-rarer SCSNB > > - Java + JavaEE Experience > > - JS experience > > - Architecture/Management experience > > > > Thanks for any guidance. I am thankful for everything NB has done for me > > professionally and I'd like to give back to the community. > > > > Regards, > > > > Tom > > >