Project News

Download NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 BlueJ Edition

image NetBeans.org and BlueJ.org are proud to announce the availability of the NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 BlueJ Edition. The BlueJ edition of the NetBeans IDE is targeted at teachers and students familiar with the popular BlueJ tool, and helps the latter "make the jump" from BlueJ to a full-featured IDE.

NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 BlueJ Edition is available in English and has been localized into simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese. The 5.5.1 version includes fixes of several bugs that were in the 5.0 version.


Netbeans Plugin for OpenOffice.org Development

Sun's OpenOffice.org engineering team has developed a plug-in for building OpenOffice.org extensions. It is an easy to use set of wizards to create OpenOffice.org extensions that can be used to integrate new functionality, adopt existing functionality, and create Java applications that can remotely control OpenOffice.org. Everything is ready for you to start implementing OpenOffice.org extensions, including a Java code skeleton.

GlassFish Contest: FISH FOR A FLAT SCREEN TV

image Blog about GlassFish for a chance to win a 52-inch LCD HD TV! How? Download and install Java EE 5 SDK Update3 Preview or GlassFish v2, try its new and exciting features, blog about the experience and provide a link to your blog entry. The contest starts May 1 and ends June 15, 2007.


Calendar

NetBeans Day Zurich - June 23, 2007

Did you miss the NetBeans WorldTour stop in San Francisco? Then hop back on by joining us in Zurich at Jazoon! At NetBeans Day, you'll get a first-hand look at how the NetBeans IDE can help you become more productive with its unmatched out-of-the-box experience; meet members of the NetBeans team and network with other users. The best part? Registration for NetBeans Day is FREE.

Community

NetBeans Podcast Episode #29

Listen in as Roumen and Gregg talk about bets made by Tim Bray; what's new in NetBeans IDE 5.5.1; the latest NetBeans Magazine issue; tips for using GlassFish, and more!

NetBeans Dream Team Trivia Challenge

A quick challenge from Community Docs manager James Branam: "Most NetBeans users have heard of the NetBeans Dream Team, but how much do you really know about the team and its members? Just take the NetBeans Dream Team Trivia Challenge to find out out much you do know about this group of brilliant people."

Blogs

The YouTube of Java Sample Code

There's a cool and new functionality available from NetBeans 5.5.1 and up: A quick and powerful way of distributing your applications. Make a link to a ZIP containing your application available and when someone clicks the link, NetBeans IDE opens, displaying the unzipped application in the Projects window. Get the details from Geertjan's blog entry.

Training

Video Tutorial: Getting Started With NetBeans IDE 6.0

Are you new to the NetBeans IDE? Get the basics of working in the NetBeans IDE 6.0 from this short video demo.

Video Tutorial: NetBeans Visual Library

Discover the benefits of NetBeans Visual Library with this informative video tutorial from Roumen Strobl that details the Visual Library's functionalities and shows you how to take advantage of its rich APIs.

Articles

Creating the Zuul Game Server

This article takes Zuul, a text-based adventure game, and turns it into a game server, after which you can easily create user interfaces for multiple clients, such as cell phones or web browsers.

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