NetBeans Weekly News
Issue #220 - Dec 05, 2005

NetBeans Weekly News, a newsletter for the NetBeans community
Issue #220 - Dec 05, 2005
URL: <>
Interested in becoming a newsletter editor? We're always looking
for editors to help out. Contact
Please send news contributions to

NetBeans at Javapolis 2005
Join the NetBeans Team at JavaPolis, Europe's leading Java technology developers
conference. This year's event will be taking place December 12 - 16 at the
MetroPolis in Antwerp, Belgium. The first 200 attendees will receive a *FREE copy
of the the NetBeans Field Guide*, a limited edition Javapolis T-shirt and will be
eligible to win an iPod Nano.

Brazil Plugs Into NetBeans
The NetBeans team has been busy in Brazil. In November alone, we participated in
the Maratona 4 Java and the Sou+Java Symposium, embarked on a nine city training
tour, and launched an exciting, new initiative that focuses on NetBeans plug-in
development entitled Desafio NetBeans. Find out more in this article from Ruth
Kusterer and Robert Demmer.

NetBeans Profiler Milestone 11 Released - Includes Experimental Mac OS X Support
The Milestone 11 release is mainly a bugfix release, but there is one cool new
feature: Experimental version of NetBeans Profiler for Mac OS X is now available!

Tool Report: NetBeans Profiler
This article from NetBeans Evangelist Gregg Sporar and
describes the NetBeans Profiler, an optional feature of the NetBeans IDE.

Hibernate Plug-in for NetBeans 5.0
Via Petr Blaha's weblog: Many developers don't like EJB, JDO technologies and
they are using other object/relational persistance and query service for Java
like Hibernate. Hibernate lets you develop persistant classes following common
Java idiom. The plug-in for Hibernate in NetBeans was missing until recently.

Adding Libraries While Creating Applications
When creating a web application, you probably know which libraries you're going to
need. Taking the extra step of using the Library Manager is a waste of your time.
If you read this blog entry in Geertjan's blog, you'll find out how to create a
very simple NetBeans module that enables you to select your libraries from the New
Web Application wizard:

NetBeans on Mac Tip
Joshua Marinacci's recent tip on different GC settings has been confirmed to
work and work like a charm. Here's how to make NetBeans on a Mac use the Mark and
Sweept GC.

NetBeans Training Materials at
Sang Shin's JavaPassion website has an extensive collection of online course
materials and hands-on labs available for free. Many of them use the NetBeans IDE
and they cover a wide variety of Java technologies.

Mobility Pack Beta 2 Rebuilt
There is new Beta2 build of Mobility Pack available for download on
site. This new build contains fix of problem with running emulators on some
localized windows installations (Spanish, Swedish, etc.)

NetBeans Graph Library
Recently made available as a public API, the NetBeans Graph library supports
visual modelling of source code elements - or any kind of diagrammable model.
While originally developed as part of the Mobility Pack, it is general purpose
enough to use in any Swing application.

Meet NetBeans Module Writer Sandip Chitale
A week or two ago, James Gosling attended a demonstration that blew him away. The
smoothness of module development in NetBeans IDE 5.0 really surprised him. Meet
the man behind that demonstration: Sandip Chitale, Senior Staff Engineer for Sun
Java Studio Creator. In this interview, Sandip shares his opinions openly and
discusses some of the modules he's been working on. Plus, you get to download them
and try them out yourself!

New NetBeans JBoss Support Forum
A new forum for discussing the development of J2EE applications for JBoss using
the NetBeans IDE is now available on the JBoss website.

Swing Dominates New Rich Client Development
The "Swing Dominates New Clientside Development" entry is about NetBeans RCP +
Swing combination is stronger than SWT + Eclipse RCP. This blog entry by Charles
Ditzel was recently the most popular read on

Collaboration Module Quickstart
Talk code with the other developers live over the network, be it in your local
team or on another continent. NetBeans Developer Collaboration lets you chat and
share code while keeping syntax coloring, project file structure and formatting

You Too Can Extend the Component Palette
Even if you never thought of developing modules before, it's a good idea to give
it a go anyway, especially if you're a web developer. In NetBeans IDE 5.0, web
developers have a component palette with code snippets (chunks of JSP and HTML
tags) that they can drag into their JSP file or HTML file. However, it's very
easy to create modules that add additional code snippets to the Component Palette
and to then share the snippets with other developers -- just create a quick
NetBeans module containing your code snippets, generate an NBM file, and then
distribute the NBM file to whoever needs it. For details, see Geertjan's blog:

Mobility Pack for Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
The latest version of the award winning -- and now FREE -- Sun Java Studio
Enterprise now supports the Mobility Pack. The Mobility Pack adds Java ME
authoring to the rich feature set of JSE8.

This issue of NetBeans Weekly News was brought to you by Robert Demmer.
The next editor will be Robert Demmer. (New volunteers are welcome!)
Please send news contributions to
Not logged in. Log in, Register