Project News

JavaFX SDK 1.1 Now Available and in NetBeans IDE 6.5!

image The JavaFX SDK 1.1 brings JavaFX applications to mobile devices. The SDK now supports JavaFX Mobile and includes a Mobile Emulator. The NetBeans IDE is the recommended development environment for JavaFX. Download the NetBeans IDE for JavaFX today and experience JavaFX Mobile in action!

(If you already have the NetBeans IDE 6.5 installed, add JavaFX 1.1 using the IDE's Update Center. In the IDE, navigate to Tools -> Plugins and select the checkboxes under the JavaFX category.)

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Portal Pack 3.0 Now Available for Download

With many new features and bug fixes, the Portal Pack 3.0 makes portlet development easier than before. The release is also compatible with NetBeans 6.5 IDE. Learn more here and check out this quick start guide for using the Portal Pack 3.0 plugins in NetBeans.

Community

Cast Your Votes for the NetBeans Governance Board!

The NetBeans Governance Board nomination period has ended and here are the final nominees:

  • Toni Epple
  • Ryan de Laplante
  • Fabrizio Giudici
  • Tonny Kohar
  • Kristian Rink
  • Tom Wheeler
Learn more about the nominees in their profiles, and then cast your votes! Voting runs through midnight, March 2, in the last time zone. The results and the new board will be announced March 9.

Training

Applying JavaScript Toolkits to Web Projects

A tutorial demonstrating how to debug JavaScript functionality in web applications using the NetBeans 6.5 debugger.

3 Reasons Why Your Next Java ME Mobile Application Should Include JavaFX Mobile

image Developer Bruce Hopkins walks you through three source-code samples to demonstrate JavaFX's usefulness to Java ME developers creating apps for mobile devices. Developers can call methods on objects and instantiate objects within libraries that already exist in Java ME and Java SE -- in this case, the APIs in JSRs 82, 135, and 180. Plus, JavaFX lets you bind the value of an object to another variable.


Creating a Custom Java Desktop Database Application

Learn to create a fully-functioning desktop database application, which includes connected database tables, separate entry screens, search, and other features.

Create Modular Groovy Applications in 5 Steps!

In this article from Groovy Zone, read about a framework based on the NetBeans Platform that allows you to develop modular Groovy applications.

Blogs

Blog Series - Erlang Plugin for NetBeans in Scala

Developer Caoyuan Deng is re-writing the Erlang plugin for NetBeans, in Scala, based on new Parsing API and CSL(common scripting language) framework. As a result of this project, he has started a series of blog articles about how to write language support for NetBeans.

Blog Series - NetBeans Lookup Library

Antonio Viero's four blog entries offer a quick introduction to the NetBeans Lookup Library. Learn how to add to NetBeans Lookups, to create Lookup objects, to use the NetBeans Lookup API to add functionality to existing objects, and to detect changes in Lookup objects at runtime.

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