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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #629 - Mar 03, 2014)

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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

Available: NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Candidate

image NetBeans IDE 8.0 is one step closer to being released. Lambda converters, Raspberry Pi, PrimeFaces, AngularJS, and more. The latest editors and tools are ready for you to try out, today!

Plugin: Gradle

Allows opening directories containing a "build.gradle" or "settings.gradle" file as a project in NetBeans IDE. The opened project then can be used as a usual Java project.


New Book: "Exercises in Porting to the NetBeans Platform"

In this book, you will see a continual work in progress. It will never be complete! The content is determined by you, the reader. Together with the intro, the first exercise is available for free. Download it immediately to get a feel of what you can expect from subsequent exercises.

New Book: "NetBeans Platform for Beginners"

Whether a complete newbie to the NetBeans Platform or interested in refreshing your knowledge and filling in the gaps, this is for you! The main themes of the book are modules, file systems, windows, nodes, and actions... and everything in between. Start your modular development process with the best set of texts and exercises available today.


Aspose for Java Integration and Partnership with NetBeans

Aspose has made changes to its existing NetBeans plugin for NetBeans IDE and onwards to integrate it more smoothly in the native flow of project and file creation. Read all about it here.

How to Create a Border Glow Effect in JavaFX Leave a reply

IDRSolutions, a NetBeans partner, has a great blog with many tips and tricks. In this article, they demonstrate how to produce a glowing border effect which you can apply to any JavaFX Node.


NetBeans Vaadin Webinar April 2014

Join Geertjan Wielenga from the Oracle NetBeans team and Matti Tahvonen from Vaadin for a Webinar on how to build a fullstack Vaadin + JPA + Glassfish application in minutes.

NetBeans Platform Training April 2014

Benno Markiewiczz reports there are two open seats for the NetBeans Platform training in April 2014 in Leipzig/Germany.


NetBeans Community Tweets: @sem0597

Now using #NetBeans RC as my main #Java IDE. Very stable and some great new features!

NetBeans Community Tweets: @SeanMiPhillips

One of my coworkers saw this screenshot said "Wow... I feel like I'm in the future!" I said... "Well yes, I used NetBeans 8".


Video: NetBeans IDE, Knockout, and JQuery

In this video you will learn to build a web-based single page application for e-mail, using NetBeans IDE, Knockout.js, and jQuery.

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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