The final NetBeans IDE 6.1 release is planned for Spring 2008. As always, we welcome and encourage your feedback on our mailing lists and in your blogs!
For the second year in a row, the NetBeans IDE took home the "Best Development Environment" win at the 2008 Jolt Awards! The IDE was also a "Productivity Award" winner in two categories: Web Development and Mobility Development (with Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2). The Jolt awards celebrate the most innovative, trend-making, ahead-of-the-curve products in the software industry. Sounds like a fitting description of the NetBeans IDE!
If you missed last year's IDE shootout in Cologne, Germany, then here's another chance to catch the fun—this time in Italy! NetBeans will take on JetBrains and Oracle in Genoa and Rome, Italy. Evangelists for the IDEs will demo and debate the merits of their tools. Will our Roman Strobl bring home bragging rights this year? There's only one way to find out!
The NetBeans Weekly Newsletter has its first localized issue—in Brazilian Portuguese! Help us spread the word to the Brazilian developer community and stay tuned for future localizations and ways to contribute!
Many thanks and congratulations to the NetBeans Brazilian Community for making this valuable contribution!
He's blue and square and cute as a bean. Meet "NekoBean", the NetBeans Japanese community new mascot. "Neko" means cat in Japanese. Does your NetBeans group have a cool logo to share? Let us know about it.
SXDE 1/08 comes featured with the NetBeans IDE. This tutorial shows how to use the NetBeans IDE to build web application on Solaris OS using the Web Stack components bundled with the operating system.
NetBeans's modular architecture makes it easy to create plugins. Discover how in three easy steps provided by Sun Campus Ambassador Silveira Neto.
The final installment of Roman Strobl's three-part article for InfoQ.com discusses various extensions you can install to make Ruby development easier and more fun.
Looking for a way to find out if a particular keyboard shortcut is assigned to an action in the NetBeans IDE? Gregg Sporar has a hack to help you out in this blog entry.
If you hit a snag importing NetBeans 6.0 Visual Web projects into 6.1 Beta then Winston Prakash has a solution and explains why this might be happening.
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