NetBeans Weekly News (Issue # 482 - Apr 12, 2011)
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NetBeans IDE 7.0 is almost here! But before the release, we're giving NetBeans users a chance to ask questions about the IDE and tell us what's on their minds. Join NetBeans Engineering Manager John Jullion-Ceccarelli for a LIVE Oracle TechCast about NetBeans IDE 7.0, which introduces language support for Java SE 7 and provides other feature enhancements. There'll be a Q&A segment where viewers can pose questions. Questions can also be posted to Twitter with the hashtag #techcastlive. So prepare your questions and tune in live! Date: Tuesday, April 12th Time: 10AM pst (Check your time zone)
The NetBeans Team is pleased to announce the second release candidate build of NetBeans IDE 7.0. Download the RC2 build today and give us feedback on the NetBeans mailing lists & forums, write us via Twitter, or file a report. The final release of NetBeans 7.0 is planned for April.
NetBeans support for Agavi, a PHP5 application framework, is announced by Markus Lervik.
Kevin Farnham, from java.net, updates you about the latest things happening around NetBeans.
Anton Epple, a NetBeans Dream Team member, reports on Eppleton's investment in the latest NetBeans Platform Refcard, as well as on how to set up drag and drop with ChildFactories.
Optimizing the strategic supply chain planning over a 3 to 5 year horizon, this Java desktop application on the NetBeans Platform figures out supply chains based on risk factors and confidence indicators.
A brand new article by Dream Team member Alex Kotchnev, about how to register JDBC drivers, create database connections, and connect to databases using the NetBeans Database Explorer API.
...for fun & profit. Here you can learn how to integrate anything you find on the Plugin Portal into your own Java desktop application.
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