NetBeans Day at Community One is 2 Weeks Away! Students Attend JavaOne Free!

image NetBeans Day at CommunitOne is fast approaching! Register now for your spot at the Moscone Center, May 5th, and you're guaranteed: exciting demos of the NetBeans 6.1 IDE, face time with the NetBeans Evangelism team and the Java Posse, chances to win cool giveaways and more! And we've got great news for students—Attend CommunityOne AND JavaOne for FREE! Get regisration details here.

Must-See JavaOne Sessions - Java EE, Web Applications, Web Services

Get more out of the NetBeans IDE at JavaOne by attending sessions that feature the IDE! And even better, we're putting these sessions into a handy list for you. Last week, we highlighted talks about Scripting and Java Mobility Development. This week, we focus on sessions for Java EE, Web Application and Web Services. Pencil them into your conference calendar and sign up for seats.

JavaOne 2008 Breakfast with Software FX - May 7th

Software FX, a NetBeans partner company, is hosting a FREE breakfast seminar at JavaOne on Wednesday, May 7th. Join Software FX and NetBeans experts at the JW Marriott San Francisco for a presentation on Creating Advanced Charts with NetBeans and Chart FX. Space is limited so register soon.

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Take the NetBeans Quiz & Win Amazing Prizes Every Week!

image Every week from April 14th till June 23rd, take our new NetBeans Quiz for a chance to win cool prizes such as an Apple Ipod Touch, a Nintendo Wii, a Nokia E 61i Mobile Phone and more! It involves three easy steps:

  • Download the NetBeans IDE.
  • Get the quiz plugin from the NetBeans Update Center.
  • Answer the questions and win a prize every week!
At the end of the contest, one lucky quiz taker will win the grand prize—an Apple MacBook Air! NOTE: Contest Open to Legal Residents of India Only.


NetBeans Community Approves v6.1!

image The results of the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Community Acceptance Survey are here: 91% of you agree that the NetBeans 6.1 IDE is stable enough to move into FCS! (A few participants pointed out fixes we should make, and we are working to make changes through the NetBeans Update Center.) Thank you for the great feedback and stay tuned for the official release of 6.1!

1st Annual "Will Code For Food" Competition

image Want to win an upcoming book on API design, by Jaroslav Tulach, one of the founding NetBeans engineers? Then this quirky and easy competition might interest you. Take a picture of yourself holding a "Will Code for Food" sign and send it to geertjan DOT wielenga AT sun DOT com. Get the full story from Geertjan's blog.


New Mobility Samples on NetBeans Update Center!

Curious about how Mobile application development works, but have no idea where to start? Let NetBeans Sample Applications portal inspire you with an all new group of sample applications for Mobility projects. Enrich your UI with SVG, browse a mobile photo album, create a game, or read your favorite blogs using the mobile Ajax samples bundle.

Write a SOAP Client for Open Calais

Learn to write a simple, console-based Java SOAP client to access the Open Calais web service. The concepts presented in this community contributed tutorial from Amit Kumar Saha are also useful when you write a SOAP client for any other web service.

Placing NetBeans projects into CVS

Place your NetBeans project into CVS to make the sources available to many developers. Although this trick is targeted specifically at SOA projects centered around JBI composite applications and service units, most NetBeans projects can take advantage of this functionality. Information is also provided on how to do the same with Subversion.


Auto-Validation with Rails

A common question that Brian Leonard gets after his Ruby on Rails lectures is how to validate against a database. In this blog entry Brian does just that, but with the added bonus of incorporating Ajax to avoid the page submit.

Java and NetBeans on Ubuntu 8.04

Java and NetBeans on Ubuntu used to be a complicated process, but from Roman Strobl's very recent experience both packages are now well integrated and easily accessible.

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