NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 379 - Feb 16, 2009)
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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
(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.)
For more information:
- NetBeans IDE for JavaFX - Features
- NetBeans IDE for JavaFX - Documentation
- Visit JavaFX.com for tutorials and sample applications
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.
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
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.
Learn to create a fully-functioning desktop database application, which includes connected database tables, separate entry screens, search, and other features.
In this article from Groovy Zone, read about a framework based on the NetBeans Platform that allows you to develop modular Groovy applications.
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.
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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