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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #498 - Aug 02, 2011)

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Project News

NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 Now Available for Download

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NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 provides full support for the official release of the Java SE 7 platform, including the ability to run NetBeans IDE on top of JDK 7, and support for the JDK 7 language features.

NetBeans 7.0.1 is an update to NetBeans 7.0 and also includes integration of recent patches, and performance improvements.

To get the recent changes:

  • Download NetBeans 7.0.1 OR
  • If you already have NetBeans IDE 7.0 installed, launch the IDE and an update notification will appear. Click the alert-box to install the updates.

NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

NetBeans Announces 1,000,000 Active Users!

"Oracle is committed to the continued success and growth of both the NetBeans and the Java communities," says Ted Farrell, Chief Architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. Read the full announcement here.

Plugin: Read/Write Access Switcher

Working in a file in NetBeans IDE... and then you find that it's locked. Install this plugin and you can switch read/write access within the IDE!

Community

Java Spotlight Podcast: JDK 7, Glassfish 3.1.1, NetBeans IDE 7.0.1

The combined release of JDK 7, GlassFish 3.1.1, and NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 is celebrated in the latest Java Spotlight Podcast by Roger, Terrence, Alexis, Dalibor, and Geertjan.

Articles

Developing Java EE 6 with NetBeans

Arun Gupta reports from a conference where he delivered a hands-on lab building a complete end-to-end Java EE 6 application using GlassFish and NetBeans IDE.

Developing in Maven with NetBeans

After a long hiatus, John O'Conner returns to NetBeans IDE with a Maven project: "Thousands and thousands of lines of code with a dozen subprojects and dependencies just build without a single glitch." Read the details here!

Manufacturing Simulation on NetBeans

At the RWTH Aachen University, a simulator is being created for gear design manufacuring. A modular system and a docking framework was needed, so that the NetBeans Platform was chosen as the ideal basis for this project. Read about it here and see a cool screenshot too!

Training

September 19 - 21: NetBeans Training in Munich

Eppleton, the certified NetBeans Platform training consultancy in Munich, Germany, is organizing yet another one of its highly acclaimeed NetBeans Platform training courses in September. You're coming too, right?

Training Report from RWTH Aachen University

A large group of students attended a NetBeans Platform course recently, which was led by Toni, Josch, and Geertjan. Students learned how to extend NetBeans IDE and how to create their own desktop applications on top of NetBeans. If you're interested in such a course too, write to geertjan dot wielenga at oracle dot com.

Blogs

Using NetBeans DataClassG Plugin with Web Applications

NetBeans Dream Team member Aristides Villarreal Bravo introduces you to a set of code generators that he has created, which are now available as plugins.

NetBeans API: org.netbeans.spi.project.ProjectIconAnnotator

You've created a plugin that installs a new framework into an existing project. How to let the user know that the framework has been installed? Annotate the icon of the project! Read this blog entry that introduces you to the very simple and powerful NetBeans API needed for this purpose.

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