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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 415 - Nov 12, 2009)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 415 - Nov 12, 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.

Project News

Welcome to the New NetBeans.org!

The NetBeans Team is pleased to announce that the migration of NetBeans.org to the Kenai infrastructure has been completed! By now, all registered NetBeans.org users should have received email messages containing their new login and temporary password, and instructions for accessing the new site. Registered users can now access all of the site's services (Wiki, Issuezilla, Source Code Management, Mailing Lists, etc.) with a single sign-on!

NetBeans DVD: Free Shipping Promotion

The NetBeans team is running a special DVD promotion for international users with low bandwidths. The NetBeans Starter Kit DVD contains NetBeans IDE 6.7.1, the latest JavaFX SDK, and documentation. We will send out NetBeans DVDs for free until we run out, so order now!

Community Language Downloads Available for NetBeans 6.8 Beta

What's your native language? There's a good chance that the NetBeans IDE speaks it! In addition to the full localization of NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta into the Sun-supported languages (English, Japanese, Brazilian-Portuguese and Simplified Chinese), select modules of the release are available in some community-translated languages.

Calendar

NetBeans at the International PHP Conference 2009

Learn about PHP support and new features in NetBeans IDE 6.8 at the International PHP Conference in Germany! NetBeans PHP engineer Petr Pisl will host a session about how the IDE speeds up development of PHP web applications, and more. Meet the NetBeans team, ask questions and get free gifts!

Community

NetBeans 6.8: A Few of Your Favorite Things

What are a few of your favorite things about the upcoming NetBeans IDE 6.8? DZone has rounded up NetBeans developers and users to tell us what they like about the new beta version and how they're using the new features. The comments reveal the diversity of uses and features in the new NetBeans IDE.

New Feature on Kenai.com: Deleting Test Projects

Did you start a few "test" projects to try out Kenai.com, and are now ready to start meaningful projects? Use the new feature on Kenai.com that lets you delete test or silent projects. And remember, by deleting inactive projects, you help keep the collection of projects hosted at Kenai.com useful to the larger Kenai community.

Test the New Cube°n Google Code Connector

Cube°n integrates tasks and issue tracking systems into NetBeans. Download the latest cubeon-dev version and try the new Cube°n Google Code connector. It allows you to create and update issues both offline and online; supports queries with auto completion hints; and comes with a Task editor and context support. Test it and send feedback to the project owner.

Blogs

Amazing NetBeans 6.8 Beta Features

Adam Bien writes about cool new features he spotted while testing the NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta. For example, the IDE generates unit tests for EJB 3.1 with embeddable container code, and you don't have to look-up the JNDI-name. If you want to learn more, join the lively discussion on his blog.

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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