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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 414 - Oct 26, 2009)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 414 - Oct 26, 2009)

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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

Community

NetBeans Governance Has a New Board!

Congratulations to Toni Epple and Fabrizio Giudici, the two community-elected members of the 17th NetBeans Governance Board! Jeff Rubinoff is the Sun-appointed third member of the board.

The NetBeans Team thanks all the terrific nominees (including Ryan de Laplante, Michel Graciano, Tushar Joshi, Annabel Melongo, Kristian Rink) for participating in the election, as well as the community for voting.

Project News

NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta Available for Download!

image The NetBeans team is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta, the first IDE to offer support for the entire Java EE 6 spec! Java EE 6 highlights include support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in web applications, RESTful web services, and GlassFish v3. The release also includes improved support for PHP, JavaFX, Project Kenai, Maven, Ruby, and C/C++. Learn more!


VisualVM 1.2 Available for Download

VisualVM 1.2 introduces many new features, including:

  • Sampling CPU and memory profiler
  • Redesigned charts with dynamic tooltips
  • Enhanced support for jstatd connections
  • Customizable proxy settings
  • Using the latest NetBeans Platform and NetBeans Profiler 6.7.1
This release also extends the API for plugins and fixes several bugs, and is available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

Java EE and MonkeyBars on Kenai.com!

Developers can find many cool projects on Kenai.com, including Adam Bien's Java EE Patterns and Best Practices, one of the fastest growing Java EE projects on the service. If you're into Monkeybars, join the Monkeybar project to learn more about how to use the library to write GUI apps using JRuby and Swing. And to get more out of Kenai.com check out ways to utilize the Kenai Web APIs.

Training

Code Assistance Features in the Java Editor

The IDE has numerous features that make your work more productive and simplify the coding process. This document is a short reference guide that introduces the most important code assistance features of the Java Editor.

Symfony Framework Support in NetBeans IDE 6.8

This screencast demonstrates the built-in support for the Symfony framework in NetBeans IDE 6.8 for PHP. It shows how to set up the IDE to use Symfony, how to create a PHP project that uses the Symfony framework, and a number of tips.

How to Create a Cross-Platform Application with NASA WorldWind & NetBeans Platform

A mini tutorial on how to create an application based on the NetBeans Platform that uses the WorldWind Java virtual globe.

Articles

Test Your Java Skills with the Java Developer's Quiz (Part 3)

These quiz questions taken from several java.sun.com articles aspire to reflect the intellectual curiosity and spirit of fun in the Java community. Prepare to be challenged, informed, and entertained.

Empowering Farmers with FarmLinx (NetBeans Platform App)

Ram Vijapurap, co-founder & technical director of FieldLinx, a New Zealand software design & development firm, discusses how his company uses the NetBeans Platform.

Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

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