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NetBeans Weekly Newsletter #401 - Jul 21, 2009

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Project News

GlassFish ESB v2.1 GA & Other OpenESB Components Available for NetBeans 6.7

GlassFish ESB v2.1 is now available on both NetBeans 6.7 and NetBeans 6.5.1. The GlassFish ESB design tooling includes the latest version of the BPEL editor, WSDL editor, and more. To install these design time components, go to the OpenESB download page; download and execute the components-only installer, and select the installation directory of your NetBeans 6.7 installation.

jVi KeyBindings 1.2.6 Available for NetBeans 6.7 & NetBeans 6.5

Release 1.2.6 of jVi KeyBindings for NetBeans is now available and tested with NetBeans 6.7 and NetBeans 6.5. There are over 200 normal mode commands, including vim's visual block mode, tag stack, text objects and external process ("!") filters. Learn more about recent features and NetBeans-specific details. For vim undo/redo granularity check out the small optional patch on the download page.

New Plugin Makes Visuals for NetBeans Tutorials Easier

NetBeans Dream Team member Aljoscha Rittner has created a cool new plugin: "NetBeans Tutorial Builder-Screen Capture und Crop Tool". The plugin lets users easily create screenshots for use in their tutorials. Download it today!

Training

Tutorials: Zembly + JavaFX + Facebook + NetBeans

The Zembly Client Library allows users to build JavaFX apps while using Zembly services. Charles Ditzel provides links to tutorials that show Zembly, JavaFX and the NetBeans IDE in action creating a Facebook app.

Defining Your C/C++ Project's Development Environment

This short tutorial takes you through the basic steps of selecting the development host and tool collection for building and debugging a C or C++ project in NetBeans 6.7.

NetBeans Ant-Based Project Type Module Tutorial

Learn how to create a new project type for projects that need to use Ant as their build tool.

Articles

Creating Solutions for Blind Programmers on the NetBeans Platform

Andreas Stefik, a professor at Central Washington University (CWU) discusses his work using the NetBeans Platform to create better tools for visually impaired programmers.

Blogs

NetBeans for PHP - Ignored Folders?

From the NetBeans PHP team blog, details of a new feature that lets users specify folders that are not visible in the UI, that is, the folders are not scanned or indexed. Test out the feature and give the team feedback.

Wicket Support for Maven Projects in NetBeans IDE

An update about Wicket development in the NetBeans IDE. New patches provided by Milos Kleint are available that will make it easier to integrate Wicket support in Maven web artifacts in the NetBeans IDE. Get more details in this blog entry from Geertjan Wielenga.

NetBeans Platform Meets Swing Application Framework: SessionStorage

Florian Brunner explains how to use the Swing Application Framework (JSR-296) as a utility library in a NetBeans Platform application to reuse its session storage feature.

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