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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #515 - Nov 28, 2011)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #515 - Nov 28, 2011)

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NetBeans IDE 7.1 Release Candidate 1 Download & Survey


The first release candidate build of NetBeans IDE 7.1 is now available for download, which means the general release is almost here. But first, help the NetBeans team make sure 7.1 is on track: Download the RC1 build, test it and give your feedback in the NetBeans Community Acceptance Survey. (Survey deadline: December 7th.)


NetBeans Plugin: Prolog Editor

Updated for NetBeans 7.x, this module provides Prolog language support in the NetBeans IDE.

Preorder: NetBeans Plugin Development Guide Book

Coming soon from Packt Publishing and authored by NetBeans Dream Team member Tushar Joshi: A comprehensive guide to developing plugins for the NetBeans IDE. Step-by-step instructions that take you through the NetBeans APIs, creating patches, and more.


Website Development with HTML5, CSS3 in NetBeans IDE

A video tutorial series that demonstrates how to create a website from scratch using HTML5 and CSS3 in the NetBeans IDE.


Project Preachan: Synergizing the NetBeans IDE and the iPad Twitter Client

Created by software developer Kevin Doyle using the NetBeans IDE, Préachán is a Java-based Twitter client. Check out the project and discover how well-suited NetBeans IDE is for developing RESTful applications.


Poll: What Would Encourage You to Contribute to NetBeans?

The "Community Spirit" poll series continues! First we asked how often you contributed to open-source projects; then in what ways you contributed to NetBeans itself. Now we want to know: What would move you to contribute more, or at all to NetBeans?

Wanted: Code Brainteasers for Java Magazine

Calling all Java riddlers and teasers! Submit your best Java code brainteasers to Java Magazine's "Fix It" column. Visit the OTN-Java blog for submission guidelines and deadlines.


Debate: Desktop Development's PR Problem

Is desktop app development a thing of the past, or simply the victim of poor PR? Geertjan Wielenga and others tackle this hot topic.

Trip Report: It Happens Only at Devoxx

GlassFish evangelist Arun Gupta reports back on his first-ever Devoxx conference, with observations about what makes this popular European conference so unique.


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