NetBeans.org Community News
Teach Java programming the right way with NetBeans and BlueJ!
By: Admin, 18 May 2006
The NetBeans community and the University of Kent, England have just introduced the NetBeans / BlueJ Edition Beta. This special version of the NetBeans IDE is targeted at teachers and students familiar with the popular BlueJ tool. The NetBeans BlueJ Edition helps you "make the jump" from BlueJ to a full-featured IDE, either when your projects have grown too big to fit comfortably into BlueJ, or when you want to use features such as drag-and-drop GUI building or Web Services development which BlueJ doesn't directly support.
BlueJ is an integrated Java environment specifically designed for introductory teaching. The aim of BlueJ is to provide an easy-to-use teaching environment for the Java language that facilitates the teaching of Java to first year students. Special emphasis has been placed on visualisation and interaction techniques to create a highly interactive environment that encourages experimentation and exploration.
Learn more about what's happening with NetBeans and Java education at edu.netbeans.org/index.html.