NetBeans Weekly News (Issue # 485 - May 2, 2011)
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The first NetBeans Ruby plugin maintained by the community is now available from the NetBeans Plugin Portal. Ruby for NetBeans provides all the basics expected from a full-featured Ruby IDE, and also provides support for the Ruby on Rails web framework.
The Griffon plugin for the NetBeans IDE has been updated for NetBeans 7.0. The IDE automatically recognizes samples that are part of the Griffon distro, thus no importing or set-up is needed on the user's part.
This plugin adds pure Java PDF support to the NetBeans IDE, offering a comprehensive Java PDF viewer and allowing users to bookmark PDFs for easy access and even to open PDFs on the Internet.
Ernest Lotter describes how to bundle the JRE with a NetBeans RCP application's installer.
Jeff Schwartz details how to enable Wicket support in the NetBeans IDE and create a Wicket application.
Bruce Schubert outlines how you can customize your Java class's Javadoc.
This tutorial details how to integrate the PdfHelpPanel JavaBean component into the NetBeans GUI builder Matisse, and how to create a simple PDF Help window which you can then build into your own applications.
Interview with John Jullian-Ceccorelli, NetBeans Development Manager on NetBeans IDE 7.0 Release.
For one extraordinary week, the JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts to learn and network entirely on all things Java. If you're one of those experts share your insight about Java technology by submitting a session proposal for the conference. The call-for-paper runs till May 23, 2011.
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