Celebrating 10 Years of NetBeans!
Since 1998, NetBeans has grown from a student project into an award
winning Open Source project, IDE and application platform. With
millions of downloads a year worldwide, the NetBeans community boasts
an active and diverse following of software developers, students,
instructors and partner companies. To celebrate the 10th milestone, we dedicated
a (October 20-27) to showcase some of the key initiatives and thank
the many dedicated individuals whose contributions have kept the NetBeans
momentum going strong.
The NetBeans 10th Birthday Decathlon!
|Celebrate the NetBeans spirit
with the NetBeans
Decathlon! Ten interactive tasks for the NetBeans
community to show and share what the NetBeans Project means to them.
Collect points for each completed task for a chance to win a cool
limited edition NetBeans
Closing Words: Jonathan Schwartz on NetBeans and 10 Years of
|To bring the NetBeans 10th
birthday celebration to a close, we have a
special interview with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz. He talks
about why developers are important to Sun, looks back on how software
development has changed over the last 10 years, and why NetBeans
matters to Sun and the industry. And it turns out NetBeans and Jonathan
have something in common...! Watch...
|It's been ten amazing years for
NetBeans—from student project to budding start-up to renowned open
source project. Meet some of the outstanding people who have helped
along the way. Read...
The APIFest 08 Game
|As part of NetBeans 10th
Birthday Celebration and to promote his latest book, The
API Book, NetBeans founder Jarda Tulach organized a contest to help
improve users' API design skills. Read...
NetBeans Evangelists Look Back
|As their name implies, the
NetBeans Evangelists deliver the "message" of NetBeans. They travel far
and wide to conferences, user groups and institutions to demo our IDE
and Platform and encourage adoption, and along the way have collected
many memorable stories about life on the road as advocates
of the NetBeans Project. One word to describe their part in the
turnaround of the developer community's awareness of the NetBeans IDE?
A Birthday Video Greeting from Brazil
|The NetBeans Project has a huge
following in Brazil. Former NetBeans Community Manager Bruno Souza and
a handful of NetBeans fans gather together at a local restaurant to
give NetBeans a hearty 10th birthday greeting Brazilian style! Watch...
|Have you picked up any good
books lately? As the NetBeans IDE and Platform have evolved and become
popular so has the number of books about developing with them. This is
a trend we like, and one that would not be possible without the hard
work and enthusiasm of the authors, themselves avid NetBeans users and
supporters of the project. Thanks to them, there is a NetBeans
reference guide to match any number of development needs—from beginner
to expert, JavaEE or RCP. View our collection of recent and past
publications, and do consider adding a book to your library! Browse...
NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing Program (NetCAT)
|Since its inception in 2004,
NetCAT has established itself as a reliable avenue for testing the
quality of NetBeans releases, and has thus gained respect from NetBeans
Engineers and the NetBeans Community alike. The cool cats of this
have our thanks for their contribution in helping to send out a stable
NetBeans IDE year after year! Read...
It's a Bean, It's a Cube... It's the NetBeans Logo!
|Did you know that the NetBeans
logo was almost a bean? See the first hand-drawn drafts of the NetBeans
logo, and how it evolved over time to become the cube we all know and
The Many Faces of the NetBeans UI
|Do you recall what the Forte
screen looked like? The NetBeans user interface has changed over time.
Have a look at our collection of historic screenshots. And yes, it
dates back to Forte... Read...
NetBeans Community Docs
|The Community Docs team wants to
recognize the members that contributed to our database of tips and
tricks, screencasts, and expert tutorials. Read...
From Prague with Love - NetBeans 10th Birthday Greetings
greetings and reflections from the NetBeans team in Prague, Czech
Republic. This is
where it all started! Watch...
NetBeans Localization Project
|If you develop with the NetBeans
IDE in Japanese or German; browse our website in Indonesian or
Albanian; read the NetBeans
Weekly newsletter in French or Brazilian Portuguese, there's one
group to thank—the NetBeans Localization team! This community-driven
team of translators has done an invaluable job of making the NetBeans
Project, in its many forms, available to non-English speaking
developers worldwide. For their great work, we say: Dekujeme, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Arigato
A Video Greeting from James Gosling
way to kick off our
10th birthday bash than with a retrospective and birthday greeting from
the Godfather of Java, James
NetBeans Dream Team
|Over the years, the NetBeans IDE
has won awards and received positive reviews from the industry, but our
best endorsements still come from within the NetBeans community, from
developers who use our tool almost exclusively and encourage adoption
among other developers. The NetBeans
Dream Team is a group of super users who do just that and more. We
are proud to acknowledge their commitment to the NetBeans project. Read...