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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue # 482 - Apr 12, 2011)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue # 482 - Apr 12, 2011)

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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.

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LIVE Oracle TechCast: NetBeans IDE 7.0 (Tuesday, April 12)

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)

NetBeans IDE 7.0 Release Candidate 2 Available

image 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.



New Version of the Agavi Plugin for NetBeans Released

NetBeans support for Agavi, a PHP5 application framework, is announced by Markus Lervik.


java.net: NetBeans 7 Buzz

Kevin Farnham, from java.net, updates you about the latest things happening around NetBeans.

Released: NetBeans Platform 7.0 Refcard

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.

Siemens Global Footprint Simulator

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.


NetBeans Database Explorer API

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.

Leverage the Plugin Portal...

...for fun & profit. Here you can learn how to integrate anything you find on the Plugin Portal into your own Java desktop application.

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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