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NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX Now Available!

image JavaFX 1.0 is here and NetBeans IDE is the official IDE for JavaFX development! Developers can create, test, debug and deploy JavaFX applications for desktop, browser and mobile platforms using the NetBeans IDE. Ready-to-run sample projects are available for a quick start in building rich internet applications using JavaFX. Learn more about NetBeans IDE for JavaFX and download it today!

  • If NetBeans IDE 6.5 is already installed add JavaFX 1.0 using the IDE's Update Center. In the IDE, navigate to Tools -> Plugins and select the JavaFX checkboxes.
  • If NetBeans IDE 6.5 is not already installed visit the NetBeans download page and select the JavaFX download bundle.


NetBeans IDE & NetBeans Platform Available with Fedora 10

The NetBeans IDE and NetBeans Platform are now a part of the newly released Fedora 10. With the integration, developers using Fedora get:

  • An easy and rapid way to organize an environment for developing systems that can be based on modern technologies and popular programming languages.
  • A way for developing Rich Client Swing applications based on the NetBeans Platform.
Learn more about NetBeans in Fedora.

Training

NetBeans IDE for JavaFX Developer Center

Visit this documentation site to learn about what you can do with the NetBeans IDE and JavaFX. Find tutorials that show how easily JavaFX applications can be created in the NetBeans IDE, and also get resources to get you connected with the JavaFX community.

Top 10 NetBeans Platform APIs (Part 4-6)

image This ten-part screencast series introduces the main NetBeans APIs, why and how to use them. In Part 4, learn about the NetBeans FileSystem API; in Part 5 the Nodes API and Explorer & Property Sheet API. Part 6 ends with a brand new NetBeans Platform application consisting of three modules.


Generating a JavaServer Faces CRUD Application from a Database

This tutorial demonstrates how the NetBeans IDE can generate robust and easily maintainable code when creating JSF pages from entity classes.

Tech Tip: NetBeans 6.x Local History

Mistakes happen. If you lose a chunk of code, how do you get it back? The Local History option in NetBeans gives entire file snapshots in time. You can restore code by reverting to old versions of your file in local history. Learn more from this tech tip.

Community

NekoBean Has a New Fan?

image Last March, the NetBeans Japanese community introduced a new mascot: NekoBean. At the time, we agreed that it/he/she (?) was cute, but we had no clue it had grand ambitions.... As shown on Masaki Katakai's blog, clearly this little blue box is going places and meeting all the right people!


Blogs

JavaFX 1.0 - Access Services Hosted on Embedded GlassFish

Arun Gupta shows how to create a simple JavaFX application using NetBeans IDE. The application plays a movie; allows the viewer to cast votes; and see aggregate responses from other viewers. The application is developed using NetBeans 6.5, JavaFX 1.0 plugin, and coded using JavaFX Script. The voting engine is deployed as a RESTful Web service using Jersey on GlassFish.

Swing is Especially Effective if...

When creating GUIs (graphical user interfaces), should you use the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) or the Swing Toolkit? In this blog entry, Dream Team member Adam Bien shares his expertise of what situations call for an effective use of Swing.

How to Create an Applet with JNLP Support in NetBeans IDE

Petr Chytil's blog entry gives a quick HelloWorld introduction to developing applets using NetBeans 6.5.

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