NetBeans Weekly News
Issue #266 - Nov 15, 2006

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Issue #266 - Nov 15, 2006
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Java Goes Open Source
The initial pieces of Sun's Java Development Kit (JDK) have been open-sourced, and the Java compiler (javac) has been configured as a NetBeans project for you to build. Read the step-by-step tutorial on

What's new in Mobility Pack 5.5
I'll try to summarize the new features in Mobility Pack 5.5 release. I've already blogged about them but it could be useful to list all the features at one place. There are two new features in the 5.5 release of the Mobility Pack. Support for JUnit testing on mobile devices and support for developing applications using JSR226 - Scalable 2D Vector Graphics (SVG).  Look at screenshots, watch flash demo ...

NetBeans Magazine Issue Two Is Released
To celebrate the NetBeans 5.5 launch, NetBeans has put together the second edition of NetBeans Magazine, focusing on enterprise development. You can view this issue as a whole or as individual articles. This edition of NetBeans Magazine covers a wide range of new features in NetBeans 5.5 and its main extensions, while also delving into core Java technologies. 

NetBeans Dream Team
The NetBeans Dream Team is a community-driven group of highly skilled NetBeans users. They participate at NetBeans developer events, on mailing lists and developer forums, providing new, interesting and informative content as well as developing new and creative ways to promote NetBeans. We are now looking for ten motivated individuals to be the founding members of the program.

JasperReportEditor Module Work Proceeds
Toni Epple has made some new improvements to the JasperReportEditor module for NetBeans IDE. Check out the updates and Toni's observations on using the NetBeans Visual Library.

Joshua Marinacci Joins NetBeans Team
Joshua comes from the Java SE team and will be working on Matisse. Check out his impressions of Prague, working on NetBeans, what made him change his mind about IDEs in general.

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