NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 425 - Feb 3, 2010)
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Java Card is a platform for writing and deploying Java code to run on tiny embedded devices, such as smart cards. The new Java Card modules for NetBeans IDE 6.8 are now available in the NetBeans Update Center. Please test the Java Card modules and tell us what you think!
Ted Farrell, Senior Vice President at Oracle, talks about Oracle and Sun's Java developer tools strategy.
Java Card is a Java Platform that runs on smart cards and tiny devices that fit in the palm of your hand. A cool feature of the new Java Card 3 is its native support for Servlets—you can write a web application using familiar APIs that runs on a smart card!
The JavaFX Language tutorial now provides a gentler introduction to data binding and triggers, with a new chapter devoted exclusively to "the basics." In this new lesson, you will use data binding and triggers to program a simple click-count applet.
Do you know what your users are doing with your NetBeans Platform application? Which actions are they commonly invoking? When are they clicking the "Help" button on a dialog? The answers to these questions are crucial for determining where you should be assigning development resources. This entry shows you how to add a UI gesture collector to your application.
Ulf Zibis was a top beta tester for NetBeans 6.8. Read more about his thoughts on quality and feature testing, and what encourages him and others to participate in the NetCAT beta testing program.
A treasure trove of NetBeans Platform-related projects discovered by Geertjan! Some are new plugins for the NetBeans IDE; others, full blown NetBeans Platform projects. A Genetic Algorithm Experiment Environment, a Band Management app for musicians, a Campbell Prediction System for predicting wild fire behavior and more. Check them out!
NetBeans community member Caoyuan is expanding his experience of Scala-Java interoperability by migrating one of his applications to Scala and the NetBeans Platform. The whole project is managed with Maven which makes dependencies easier to handle. Read his blog and check out his project's source code to learn more about NetBeans, Scala, and Maven.
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