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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #497 - Jul 25, 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.


Call for Nominations: Oracle's Java Innovation 2011 Awards

Do you know of a developer, a team or an organization accomplishing creative and innovative implementation with Java technology? Nominate them for the 2011 Oracle Excellence Awards!

Winners will receive a Duke Statue, a free JavaOne full conference pass, and their winning implementation will be showcased at JavaOne. Hurry! The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 29th.

Contribute Your Java Expertise to Oracle's Java 7 Summit

Oracle's Java 7 Summit (November 2-4) offers Java developers and architects an in-depth technical education on the recent Java 7 release and on OpenJDK. Co-located with EclipseCon Europe 2011, the Java Summit will feature expert speakers from Oracle and the wider OpenJDK community. Java experts are invited to propose sessions for the Summit. The deadline for submissions is August 17.


imageVideo: Installing a MIDP Application on a Real Device

 Principal Technical Writer Jonathan Knudsen demonstrates how to install a MIDP application on an HTC mobile phone. (Registration required.) A written tutorial is available as well.


Using Transitions for Animation in Oracle's JavaFX 2.0

Learn how to use JavaFX 2.0 transitions to animate visual nodes in the user interface of an application.

Tech Tip: Debugging for NetBeans and CakePHP

A quick-start to setting up debugging for NetBeans IDE and CakePHP.

Tech Tip: Make JAR Files Using NetBeans IDE

Six short steps to creating a Java executable file using the NetBeans IDE.


FASOJUG Recommends NetBeans IDE for Java 7

FASOJUG, the newest African JUG, is also a fan of the NetBeans IDE, which was featured prominently in the group's recent Java 7 launch celebration.

VisualVM for Java Development

An overview and quick start about the profiling and debugging benefits of VisualVM for Java development.

Praxis - Media Editing and Creative Play on the NetBeans Platform

A new open-source application based on the NetBeans Platform, Praxis is a Java-based modular framework for working with video, images, audio and other


JavaOne 2011 Preview: JavaEE Sessions with Adam Bien

Are you registered for JavaOne 2011? Lots of cool talks to expect, including expert Adam Bien's JavaEE trio which he highlights on his blog. Register and learn more about this year's conference.

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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