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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 428 - Feb 23, 2010)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 428 - Feb 23, 2010)

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Calendar

Webinar: JPA 2.0 with MySQL - February 23

Join Java Evangelist Arun Gupta and Senior Architect Linda DeMichiel for a free MySQL webinar: “Using the Latest Java Persistence API 2.0 Features with MySQL", on Tuesday, 23 February at 10am US Pacific time.

Project News

Download NetBeans IDE 6.9 Milestone 1

NetBeans IDE 6.9 Milestone 1 is now available for download. Highlights of this stabilized development build include new features and enhancements for NetBeans Platform OSGi interoperability, Java Editor, Java EE, PHP, C/C++ and more.

Visit the NetBeans 6.9 New and Noteworthy page to learn more about all the features available in this milestone build. The final release of NetBeans IDE 6.9 is planned for Summer 2010.

Training

Best Practices for Apache Maven in NetBeans IDE

Learn to take full advantage of the NetBeans IDE's Apache Maven support with this tutorial that demonstrates how to import, create and work with Apache Maven-based projects in the IDE.

Debugging C/C++ Projects in NetBeans IDE

This quick tutorial takes you through some of the features for debugging a C or C++ project in the NetBeans IDE.

Articles

New Cool Tools for OSGi Developers (Dzone)

The NetBeans team is working on new tools for OSGi developers, specifically for those who want to use Swing as their UI toolkit. The NetBeans Platform will recognize OSGi bundles, and as a result users will be able to import OSGi bundles into their NetBeans Platform applications.

Scala Learning Environment on the NetBeans Platform

An interview with Lalit Pant, the creator of Kojo, a computer learning environment for children, based on Scala and built on the NetBeans Platform.

Michel Graciano: Stay Connected to the NetBeans IDE through Beta Testing

For Michel Graciano, a NetBeans 6.8 community tester, beta testing the NetBeans IDE is a way to stay connected to the tool as it grows.

Blogs

PHP Editor Formatting with Blank Lines

In the NetBeans IDE 6.9 development builds, there's a new formatting category for PHP: the Blank Lines category. You can define where you want the code formatting action to add or delete blank lines between different elements in PHP code.

The Simplest Possible EJB 3.1 Timer

Adam Bien shares a code sample for a timer service using Java EE 6 and annotations. No additional configuration files or dependencies needed!

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