Project News

NetBeans Software Day at the 2007 JavaOne Conference

Early details are now available. NetBeans Software Day 2007 will take place on Monday, May 7, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Learn from the experts what's happening with the NetBeans IDE and Platform at the fourth annual NetBeans Software Day! Read more ...

Enterprise Pack NetCAT 5.5.1 Participants Wanted!

Get on board for our upcoming NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5.1 community acceptance testing (NetCAT) Beta program. This 5-week program is scheduled to begin on February 26, 2007. Read more ...

NetBeans Vi Editor Module

The waiting is over. You can now use the new vi plug-in for NetBeans to edit your sources. This feature has been requested many times by people all over the world, so it's great that it is now available. Read more ...

Calendar

NetBeans WorldTour

The next stop on the NetBeans WorldTour is Hyderabad, India. The following two stops will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then on to London, UK. Read more ...

Books

Plugging in to the NetBeans Platform

A book on the NetBeans Platform, entitled Rich Client Programming: Plugging in to the NetBeans Platform, is nearing completion and due to be published in early May. Get more information on the book and download a draft chapter. Read more ...

Blogs

NetBeans AspectJ Module Update

Ramon Ramos has updated the NetBeans AspectJ Module to the latest AspectJ Version 1.5.3. Get the module from his update center as described in his blog. Read more ...

Screencast WS#2: Invoking a Web Service using NetBeans IDE

This screencast by Arun Gupta shows the various ways by which NetBeans IDE can invoke a Web service endpoint. The first part showed only the default way to invoke the endpoint, but this screen cast shows two additional ways. Read more ...

Module Info Task Module

The Module Info Task modules installs an action Tools:Generate Module Info, which generates an html document with information about installed modules. The module also defines an Ant task, moduleinfotask, which, when run inside NetBeans (say inside the build.xml of your module or suite project), will generate an html document with information about all the modules. The Tools:Generate Module Info and the Ant task share the same code to generate the html document.

Ant task usage:

    <moduleinfotask htmlOutputFile="path/moduleinfo.html"/>            
Helpful for cross referencing module information and dependencies and generating a report at the end of the build. Read more ...

Articles

Connecting a GUI to a Java DB Database with NetBeans IDE

This tutorial guides you through the process of connecting the GUI of an application called ContactEditor to a Java DB database. In the process you will add data aware JDBC components to the GUI that will enable the program to interact with an employee database. Read more ...

Working with the Java DB (Derby) Database in NetBeans 5.5

This document demonstrates how to quickly set up a connection to Sun's Java DB (which is based on the Apache Derby database) in NetBeans. Once a connection is made, you can easily begin working with the database in the NetBeans IDE, allowing you to create tables, populate them with data, run SQL queries, and more. Read more ...

Visual Web Pack. Hibernate Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to use the Hibernate framework in a NetBeans Visual Web Pack project. It also shows how to wrap back end data with Option arrays and ObjectListDataProvider objects for binding to JavaServer Faces components. Read more ...

Meet a NetBeans Module Writer: Toni Epple

Based in Munich, Germany, Toni Epple is busily involved in creating an advanced visual designer for reports in NetBeans IDE. In this brand new interview, you meet Toni, you find out about this project, and you receive an invitation to join this project by contributing code. He also presents a cool Flash demo of current status: Read more ...

Community

Results of the 2007 Prediction Poll

A month ago, we announced a poll: Six NetBeans experts, six opinions about what could happen for NetBeans or Java in 2007. The results are in and Yarda Tulach's prediction: "Linux community adopts Java" received the most votes. Read more ...

NetBeans Podcast Episode #24

Roumen interviewed Geertjan Wielenga for the 24th episode of NetBeans podcast. The topic of the interview was NetBeans Platform - what are it's advantages, how to get started, links to useful resources, etc. Read more ...

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