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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #528 - Mar 12, 2012)

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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #528 - Mar 12, 2012)

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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.

Project News

Volunteers Wanted to Test NetBeans IDE 7.2 - Join NetCAT!

The NetBeans community testing program is back on for NetBeans IDE 7.2. As always the NetBeans team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help test the upcoming release. A few hours of your time is all that's required. Add your name to the list!

Workaround for Ruby Support in NetBeans 7.1

An update for Ruby users in NetBeans 7.1, courtesy of the fine work being done by community developers who maintain Ruby support for the NetBeans IDE.

Tutorials

Using Java Persistence API for Java SE 7 Desktop Applications in NetBeans 7

image This tutorial demonstrates setting up Java Persistence API for Java SE 7 desktop applications in NetBeans 7. The Java Persistence API (JPA) provides an object/relational mapping facility for managing relational data in Java applications. (Login required)

 


GlassFish 3.1.2 Screencasts & Videos

What's new in GlassFish 3.1.2? Check out this collection of videos that gives you an overview of the release and how some of the new features can be used.

Creating a Sprite Animation with JavaFX

An article on how to write custom animations in JavaFX and apply the outlined approach to creating a class for sprite animations.

Community

JavaOne India Call for Papers - Closes March 15!

Do you have expertise or a cool project around the Java Platform that you would like to share with others? You're invited-encouraged-urged to do so for JavaOne India 2012! Only a few days left for a chance to take part in the excitement scheduled for May in Hyderabad.

Articles

Molecular Biology Research on the NetBeans Platform

Looking to create a desktop application to support his research work, molecular biologist Bob Rutledge dives into the NetBeans Platform and as a novice developer finds it easy and powerful to use.

Why & How I Translated NetBeans into Vietnamese

Observing the popularity of the NetBeans IDE and the language barriers faced by local developers in Vietnam, Cuong Nguyen Manh stepped up to create a localized version of the IDE in Vietnamese. Bravo!

Adding Some Agility to Java EE Application Deployment with GlassFish

This OTN technical article covers four noteworthy features in GlassFish that add agility to Java EE application deployment, using the NetBeans IDE.

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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