Project News

NetBeans IDE 6.1 Beta Now Available!

NetBeans 6.1 Beta is packed full of features and enhancements, such as support for JavaScript, Spring Framework and MySQL; up to 40% faster start-up, less memory usage and more. We've even brought back old goodies—Java Beans Support and JSF CRUD Generator! Learn more about these and other features.

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!

NetBeans IDE Wins a Second Jolt!

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!

Calendar

NetBeans Returns to Second IDE Shootout! (Mar. 10 & 12)

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!

Community

NetBeans Podcast Episode #41

Roman and Gregg discuss the latest news from NetBeans-land: Dramatically improved JavaScript support, several new books about NetBeans, the latest patches, ClearCase support, and more!

NetBeans Weekly Newsletter Now Available in Brazilian Portuguese!

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!

NekoBean - NetBeans Japenese Community Gets a Mascot

image 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.


Training

Using the NetBeans IDE with Solaris Web Stack

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.

Creating Your First NetBeans Plugin

NetBeans's modular architecture makes it easy to create plugins. Discover how in three easy steps provided by Sun Campus Ambassador Silveira Neto.

Articles

NetBeans: A Ruby Developer's New Best Friend (Part 3)

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.

Blogs

Is That Keyboard Shortcut in Use?

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.

A Fix - Opening Visual Web Projects in NetBeans 6.1 Beta

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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