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Tokyo, More Tales From NetBeans worldTour
Get the inside scoop on what happened at NetBeans Day Tokyo from Evangelist Gregg Sporar.

Java Enterprise Edition 5 "Hello World" Application in NetBeans
This tutorial shows how to use NetBeans and the GlassFish application server to create
and test a simple "Hello World" Java Enterprise Edition 5 application with Enterprise
JavaBeans 3.0 and dependency injection in JavaServer Faces.

Code Templates: Empowering Your Abbreviations
In the past, you'd type 'En' in the Source Editor, then press Space, and then the IDE
would expand 'En' to 'Enumeration'. That's nice, but it's much better in 5.0 -- when
you type 'fori' you get a whole chunk of code for iterating over a variable. But, it
gets even better than that -- you can finetune that code template so that, if the
variable already exists, the IDE increments the variable it creates to the next letter.
Other things are possible too -- you can give the IDE a lot of hints to tell it what
kind of code you want your template to generate. See Geertjan's blog for more info:

Using Dependent Projects
A typical characteristics of any project is that it grows in size. Maybe your project
is already big enough that it would pay of to split it into more projects. Read Roman's
blog to find out how to define project dependencies and what are the advantages and
disadvantages of splitting a project:

Configuration Templates in Mobility Pack
It can happen that you created a really complicated configuration where you set all
the necessary properties e.g. emulator, set values to your abilities, filter your
resources, obfuscation level, deployment methods etc. This setup is for distribution
builds but you would need another configuration for testing/debugging purposes. The
"testing/debugging" configuration would be almost the same as the "distribution" but
there would not be any deployment, obfuscation will be off and you won't to deploy it
to your server. There is an easy way how you can do this with the Mobility Pack.

Chat Transcript From Ask the Expert's Session on NetBeans Mobility Pack
Read the transcript of the Ask the Expert's session on NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0 Beta
with Matt Volpi, Product Line Manager for Mobility Tools, Sun Microsystems, and Petr
Suchomel, Technical Lead for NetBeans Mobility, Sun Microsystems.
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