NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 375 - Jan 19, 2009)
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NetBeans is off to a great start for 2009 with FIVE WINS in
Developer.com's 2009 Product of the Year Awards! NetBeans received the
most votes to claim top spots in these categories: Java Tool, Open Source Tool, Development Platform, Development Utilities, and Wireless/Mobile Tool.
A big "Thank You" to the NetBeans community and supporters for helping to deliver these wins!
The Portal Pack 3.0 Beta binaries are now available for download. This release has major bug fixes, and enhancements in Directory Deployment and Debug Support for Liferay Portal Server running on Tomcat. Also, the following portal servers are now supported:
- Project WebSynergy
- Liferay Portal Server 5.1.x and later
- Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1/7.2
- OpenPortal Portlet Container
Learn to leverage the NetBeans IDE and the JRuby-on-Rails framework to
deploy MySQL-backed applications on GlassFish in a FREE and LIVE
technical webinar on Tuesday, January 27th.
Topic: Developing MySQL-Backed Applications with NetBeans and JRuby-on-Rails
Time: 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 18:00 GMT (The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long followed by Q&A.)
Register for the first cycle of JavaPassion's newest course: 15-week JavaFX Programming. The free online course starts January 30th. To register, simply send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working on multiple projects at a time in the NetBeans IDE and need a way to switch between groups? This quick (and silent) demo from Lukas Hasik shows you how to organize projects and easily move between them.
Learn to configure standard Java and Java web projects in the NetBeans IDE. The tutorial also covers setting the JDK, the classpath and sub-projects; enabling/disabling incremental compilation, sharing project libraries, customizing the build script, and setting run configurations.
NetBeans tech writer James Branam has been exploring Early Access Python support in the NetBeans IDE. A recent cold spell in Prague provided inspiration for a new tutorial: how to build a simple Python application that converts temperature readings.
PHPUnit support is almost complete in the NetBeans IDE. This entry from the NetBeans PHP Team blog shows users how to start testing their PHP sources.
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