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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue 439 - May 18, 2010)

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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

Griffon Plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta

An updated version of the Griffon plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.9 beta is now available. A special thanks to the community for testing the module! Grifon developers now have a stable set of features for creating RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) with Groovy and Java.

Community

Community Comments on JavaOne (Dzone)

JavaOne 2010 is just four months away. Take an early peek at noteworthy sessions to attend, including presentations by NetBeans Dream Team members Adam Bien, Toni Epple, and Fabrizio Giudici, and NetBeans tech writer Geertjan Wielenga!

Training

Data Binding With JavaFX Composer

This tutorial shows how to define JavaFX bindings by using the JavaFX Composer in NetBeans IDE 6.9. You will learn how to create an application that allows users to enter a text that contains comma-separated list items. The user's input will be automatically parsed and loaded up to a list view using JavaFX binding.

NetBeans Platform Quick Start Using Maven

A quick demonstration of how to create a simple NetBeans Platform application and module using Maven for the build framework. You will use Maven archetypes, the Swing UI toolkit and the "Matisse" GUI Builder. The modular aspect of the NetBeans Platform lets you develop and expand the functionality of your application simply by adding new modules.

Composite Components - Lightweight Java EE 6

Arun Gupta shows in detail how to create JSF composite components using the wizards provided in the NetBeans IDE. Scroll to the end to download the project sources!

Blogs

Why NetBeans Platform? Support for Swing and OSGi!

Geertjan Wielenga shares illuminating points about why many developers choose the NetBeans platform over other tools.

Tech Tip: PHP Framework Support Improvements

In the upcoming NetBeans IDE 6.9, code completion in view (or template) files now also offers variables from controller (or action) files. This new feature works for both Symfony and Zend Frameworks. People who have been using a workaround will look forward to this new addition.

Articles

Point of Sale Application on the NetBeans Platform

Built on the NetBeans Platform, Mopis is a commercial application that allows electronic payments via mobile phone.

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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