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NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta Now Available

Posted by editor on April 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM PDT

The NetBeans team has just released NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta.

The release announcement highlights the new features in NetBeans 6.9 Beta:

NetBeans 6.9 Beta introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for visually building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications. Additional highlights include OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform applications; support for JavaFX SDK 1.3, PHP Zend framework, and Ruby on Rails 3.0; as well as improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, and issue tracking, and more. NetBeans 6.9 Beta is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese, as well as in several community-translated languages. Learn more: http://netbeans.org


In Java Today, Frank Kieviet provides an update on OpenESB under Oracle:

It's been a few months since Oracle acquired Sun. At the time there were a lot of questions about what Oracle would do with OpenESB. On Feb 15, I posted a plan to the users mailing list. What was the plan? And how is the plan coming together? How is OpenESB doing a few months after the acquisition? What will the future hold for OpenESB? First, let's try to understand Oracle's perspective...

java.sun.com is featuring Mixing Heavyweight and Lightweight Components, an article originally published in September, written by Sharon Zackhour and Anthony Petrov:

Historically, in the Java language, mixing heavyweight and lightweight components in the same container has been problematic. However, as of the JDK 6 Update 12 and JDK 7 build 19 releases, mixing heavyweight and lightweight components is easy to accomplish. This article explains some details you might need to know...

Michael Huttermann writes about Agile ALM – Application Lifecycle Management, with Java and Lightweight Tools:

My new English book left its long running development stealth mode and is now visible publicity. It is about Agile ALM, and will be published by Manning. What is Agile Application Lifecycle Management? ALM is the intelligent composition of build-, configuration-, change-, test-, quality-, requirements-, integration- and release management. It is a comprehensive approach spanning development phases and project roles, taking care of all artifact types...


In the Weblogs, Sahoo presents an OSGi/JMS/MDB Example:

Here is an example of yet another hybrid (OSGi + Java EE) application. This is a complete JMS consumer/producer example using OSGi and GlassFish. You can download the complete sample from here. How to use the sample ...

I posted a small blog pointing people to Kirill Grouchnikov's recently published Design, uninterrupted #16. Kirill says:

Today’s post highlights the design of Jen.gs, the personal website of Jen Germann. An interesting color scheme uses dark melanzane for background, light gray for main text, light blue for section headers and sunset orange for links; the orange color is also used in the main logo and two separators. The main section uses Cufon for precise and clean typography...

Kohsuke Kawaguchi provides POTD: GitHub API for Java:

My project of the day (or "POTD") is GitHub API for Java — a library for accessing GitHub programmatically. As the Hudson community is embracing plugins developed in Git more and more, I needed to interact with GitHub as a part of the community infrastructure automation. I did a quick Google search to locate existing implementations, but unfortunately I couldn't find anything good. So I decided to just write my own. Thanks to a reasonable API design of GitHub and a good documentation, it was very easy to do so. The trick is to use the right library, which handles most of the JSON/Java databinding...


In the Forums, in the LWUIT forum, Klemens finds Characters not drawn in multiline password textfield: Hi, I updated to the latest source from SVN. I used the following code to create a password field: TextField passwordField = TextField.create(30); passwordField.setMaxSize(20); if (passwordField...

In the GlassFish forum, pmma is Loosing configuration changes after restart: Hello, I'm using Glassfish v3 on Windows x64 to run a ruby on rails application. After starting the server I set asadmin configure-jruby-container --jruby-home=c:/jruby and asadmin deploy test. All works...

In the Java 3D forum, sikriyogesh asks How to use ViewingPlatform to place objects proper in scene?: Hello Friends, I am back to java3d but this time with a new problem. I am creating a viewer and loading some objects. Here is the scenario from start.Creating a universe,adding canvas to it then setting viewingplatform and then setting...


Our Spotlight this week is the Java Developer Center on the Oracle Technology Network:

Java is one of the computer industry's best known brands and most widely deployed technologies. Oracle Fusion Middleware is built on Java technology in support of applications and services written in the Java language. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle will drive continued innovation and investment in Java technology for the benefit of customers and the Java community.


This week's java.net Poll asks What's your reaction to the new cross-platform compiler restrictions in the iPhone Developer Agreement? The poll will be open until Friday.


Our latest Feature Article is Biswajit Sarkar's Using Styles, Themes, and Painters with LWUIT, in which you discover how to use some of the new and enhanced features in LWUIT version 1.3. We're also featuring Dibyendu Roy's Rethinking Multi-Threaded Design Principles, Part 2, which provides guidance on how to harness the processing powere of next generation multicore processors; and HTML5 Server-Push Technologies, Part 1 by Gregor Roth; this two-part series explains the new Server-Sent Events and WebSockets API in HTML5.


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