Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup. After taking some feedback from the last month, we had 2 talks in this months meetup.

So what did we talk about?


NetBeans: A powerful addition to your JavaScript toolbox

by Geertjan Wielenga

There are many tools out there for working with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. In this talk, you’ll see a demo of the 100% free and open source NetBeans, a very small and light piece of software for working with all the popular JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, all the testing frameworks, such as Mocha and Protractor, as well as mobile development via Cordova and Android.

Geertjan has worked on the NetBeans team, based in Prague, since 2004. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.

Developing for TV platforms

by Pieter Siekerman

Pieter Siekerman will be speaking about developing apps for TV platforms such as Smart TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, Chromecast, etc. He will give an overview of the various platforms and explain what you will encounter when developing apps for them in HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

Pieter is currently CTO at 24i (, the market leader in TV apps in The Netherlands. He also keeps a weekly blog about TV technology at Siekerman Technology ( In the past, he spent several years creating mobile apps at The Capitals (