NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #530 - Mar 26, 2012)
Are you getting the best coding experience when using NetBeans IDE 7.1 or NetBeans IDE 7.1.1? Are there features or enhancements the NetBeans team should consider in future releases? Tell us in this short survey. It should only take about 3-5 minutes to complete.
Try out a recently updated plugin providing a print preview for JTables in NetBeans IDE.
Arun Gupta summarizes the advantages of Java EE 6 over Spring and unleashes an ongoing discussion! If you're wondering which of the two frameworks to use, this article, together with the many comments that follow, is a good place to start.
Having an abstract class with a package private invisible abstract method effectively prevents anyone from subclassing it. Read on for a discussion on this topic by NetBeans API architect Jaroslav Tulach.
Come to this free event in Warsaw... and, among other things, you'll see a lot of NetBeans in action.
In Cluj, this coming Friday, another free Oracle Developer Day will be held, where NetBeans will be featured in many demos and sessions.
Another NetBeans Platform course was recently held at Bielefeld University, where several large applications in the bioinformatics field have already been developed on the NetBeans Platform. Read all about them here.
A free NetBeans Platform course is scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 April, 2012, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. If you're in the area, you're welcome to join in.
When working with XML and SOA, many small and helpful visual tools and code generators are available in NetBeans IDE, assuming you have installed the related plugins. Watch this new video that teaches you everything you need to know.
This screencast demonstrates how to develop an application that works on most Java ME-based touch screen devices using scalable vector graphics (SVG) user interface widgets with NetBeans IDE.