FASOJUG celebrated the Java 7 launch on Saturday, july 16th, in Agence Universitaire Francophone at Ouagadougou university. Java passioned guys assisted with enthusiasm Mr Jean Tinga Bonkoungou's presentation on Java's new features. He presented wonderful slides showing the power of Java and specially Java 7, encouraging professonal developers to move to Java technology for their next desktop or web application development project.
NetBeans IDE recommended
NetBeans IDE was recommended as the best IDE for Java application development during this session. The speaker has more than 5 years experience in Java application projects and he mostly used NetBeans.
Before that, he used Eclipse, but he moved to NetBeans to the point that it has now become his favorite IDE. He finds NetBeans easy to use and it helps to quickly develop both Java desktop and Java web software. He pointed out that NetBeans is pure Java based and closely linked to Java specification evolution.
He's also right in that NetBeans integrates the majority of the essential servers and plugins and that the IDE is downloadable with most of them.
In conclusion, he highly recommended to use NetBeans as the IDE for professional or academic applications.