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NetBeans 6.7 Milestone 2 Now Available for Download!

The NetBeans Team is pleased to announce Milestone 2 of the NetBeans IDE 6.7. The release includes improvements and enhancements to several features: Maven and C/C++ support, the Profiler, SVG components and more.

With this release, the IDE now gives users the option of activating only functionality they want to use. An enhanced self-diagnostic tool lets users review performance issues, or send a report to the NetBeans team for analysis. The MAC OS X look-and-feel has also been given a cool update. Find out more about what's new and noteworthy in the release, and give us your feedback!


Last Call to Vote for the NetBeans Governance Board

Today is the final day to vote in the NetBeans Governance Board Elections. Again, here are the fine nominees who want your votes:

  • Toni Epple
  • Ryan de Laplante
  • Fabrizio Giudici
  • Tonny Kohar
  • Kristian Rink
  • Tom Wheeler
Read their profiles to learn more about them, and vote for up to three candidates that you would like to see on the Board! Voting ends Monday, March 2, at midnight in the last time zone. The results and the new board will be announced March 9.


Not Your Average Java Developer's Quiz

The latest Sun Developer Network (SDN) Java quiz surveys past interviews with leading Java developers to find questions that might challenge, inform, entertain, amuse, and provoke you. The questions aspire to reflect both the intellectual curiosity and spirit of fun to be found in the Java community!

The Big PHP IDE Test: Why Use One & Which To Choose

Smashing Magazine's Alexander Makarov compared several PHP IDEs in this article, and the NetBeans IDE scored high marks for its editing tools, code completion, and responsiveness, among other features.


Create Mobile Games with the NetBeans IDE

image This screencast will show you how to create a Java ME game using the NetBeans Mobile Game Builder. It focuses on how to use the game designer to create the visual components of a game such as sprites and tiled layers.

Screencast: JavaFX in 15 Minutes or Less

Join Sun Microsystems technical writer Robert Eckstein as he teaches the fundamentals of the JavaFX programming language in fifteen minutes--or less.

Using Hibernate in a Java Swing Application

Use the NetBeans IDE to create and deploy a Java Swing application that displays data from a database. The application uses the Hibernate framework as the persistence layer to retrieve POJOs (plain old Java objects) from a relational database.


OQL Support in the HeapWalker

NetBeans 6.7 Milestone 2 comes with enhanced OQL support in the HeapWalker. The NetBeans Profiler team blog includes a link to a simple demo highlighting OQL integration.

NetBeans 6.7 - Testing The Ergonomics IDE

Pro NetBeans author Adam Myatt experiments with a brand new feature in the NetBeans 6.7 Milestone 2 release--the option of selecting only the functionality that you need when the IDE loads.

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