I'm going to JavaOne next week - doing a talk I'd love you to come to as part of Java University at 6PM this Monday night. I'm gathering a bunch of NetBeans core developers, dream team members who build apps on NetBeans and all and sundry to come demo the things they love about NetBeans and give the audience a chance to talk with the people who really make the tools they use.
Ohloh is a neat service. But it sure comes up with some wacky statistics...
I've spent the last few months collaborating with the Java Card team to create Java Card plugins for NetBeans. It's not released yet, but here are some screen shots to whet your appetite.
Ever want to restrict subclassing for the good of humanity?
While I'm on my plugin-writing rampage, I just committed a plugin I was working on a few years ago to NetBeans source base. It's a ”Fisheye View“ of the editor. Just drag the mouse in the error marker bar on the left of the editor, and get an overview of your whole file and rapidly navigate it! A picture is worth a thousand words...
I just uploaded a bunch of modules I've been working on to the NetBeans plugin portal, and put their source code into NetBeans source repository.
As Oracle continues to evaluate its new assets, how will it value NetBeans?
NetBeans IDE 6.7 Milestone 3 was recently released and is now available for download. Key features in the new release include Project Kenai integration, Maven availability, and PHP code coverage and Selenium support... also:
Java Today: NetBeans 6.7 Milestone 3 Now Available for Download, Help Us Improve NetBeans - Take the NetBeans User Survey!, and Planet Cast Three: What Tor Norbye thinks of JavaFX;
Featured Podcast: Java Mobility Podcast 77: Sound of Motion;
Weblogs: More Wiki Upgrade, Boot Environments in the Open Solaris OS: Versatility Exemplified, and Extending the Grizzly HTTP Runtime VII: Cluster/Load balance GrizzlyAdapter using Apache;
Forums: jms packaging confusion in Glassfish, Two methods for capturing Wonderland error messages, and How to avoid @PostConstruct on page Faces beans during postback?
I've praised NetBeans 6.5 enough that my colleagues would probably adopt it as their IDE, but NetBeans still won't make it easy for us.
I was chatting with a friend who works for RedHat today. You don't hear much about them anymore. Remember when RedHat Linux was all the rage? I've still got that self-congratulatory book with the guy with the silly red fedora hat on the cover. For that matter, remember when Sun was all the rage? Maybe this is the same story...
This Tip Of The Day answers the
on my blog:
How to Configure a MySql database to be able to connect Netbeans6.5.?
I've tried using mysql Server 6 many times, but it fails.<br>Please, let me know how to fix that problem.
Download MySQL 6.0 from here.
Install and start MySQL 6.0 on Mac OSX using the clearly
Basically the download is...
Few weeks ago, I had announced a blog series at my another blog on possibility of creating a New Project Type using NetBeans Platform. Recently, I continued blogging 3 entries for that. I thought you would like to know more. By the way, during this unwanted break, I hope you have followed screencasts of Top 10 NetBeans APIâ€™s (Geertjan).
Sun and ICESoft have teamed up to deliver one single JSF components suite for developers who uses NetBeans IDE developing their web applications.
I just saw that the heavyweight/lightweight mixing problem in Swing is fixed and will be part of 6.0u12. I'm very happy to see this, at long last.
Finally, embedded JDIC browsers (even in NetBeans), 3D content, etc. can be added to a JComponent without z-order problems.
Of course, JWebPane will make JDIC basically obsolete anyway, but what the heck.
You might want to go directly over the the JavaFX website to download the JavaFX SDK, but if you work in NetBeans 6.5 you don't have to bother. JavaFX 1.0 is available to NetBeans 6.5 users with only a few mouse clicks. Seriously, only a few mouse clicks will get the JavaFX SDK plugin for you and integrate it directly into your NetBeans 6.5 IDE. Here's how:
Select Tools->Plugins from your...
What makes a community anyway? Engaged, helpful, communicating people with common interests. NetBeans has its own community, and you're invited to participate.
If you're already using the NetBeans 6.5 release candidate, you also have the Jersey 1.0 library. The truth is, however, that we can't all adopt pre-release, beta software. If you fall into the latter group and need to continue using NetBeans 6.1, you may want to update your Jersey library to get the final, 1.0 version. In this blog entry, I'll show you how to update your Jersey libraries in NetBeans 6.1.
Since I'm back to working in development full-time, I've been setting up a fine little desktop machine. In the process I ran across one of the weirdest bits of software I ever wrote, now available to you too.