NetBeans Weekly Newsletter #402 - Jul 28, 2009
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The NetBeans Team is pleased to announce the release of the NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 with support for JavaFX 1.2 and an upgrade of the GlassFish v3 integration. It also includes important improvements in the Java Editor and project scanning areas that community members had asked for. Learn more about the new release and download NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 today!
Java EE expert and dream team member Adam Bien started sharing his collection of Java EE sample projects on Kenai--and he is still adding new ones! We don't know how many used the NetBeans Kenai integration to check out and run Adam's Netbeans-ready sample projects. But we do know that with over 100 members, it is one of the most popular and fastest growing Kenai projects. Join today and learn from the experts!
You might have heard about NetCAT, the NetBeans Community Beta testing program. In an open source project like NetBeans it's no surprise there is a variety of other ways to contribute: You can help us fix bugs as NetFIX team member, or even cooperate on the development of new features under the new NetDEV program for the upcoming NetBeans IDE 6.8. Wanna get your hands dirty with source code and implement your favorite enhancement? Join NetDEV today!
"The latest version of the NetBeans IDE is a x.7 release, but it includes so many new features it could rightfully receive a full version increment. What may be the biggest improvement is full integration with Project Kenai, a site Sun built for open-source collaboration, and that’s what this review will focus on."
Reviews Interactive recently spoke with JavaFX developer Fabrizio Giudici, a prominent and highly-respected blogger in the JavaFX community, who writes regularly for both Java.net and DZone. Fabrizio said he is particularly interested in using JavaFX on mobile devices, and thanks to JavaFX, he created a working prototype of his latest application for bird watchers in only one week!
When System and Software Architect Hermann didn't find a time keeping application suitable for the needs of all the roles typically involved in his projects, he used the NetBeans Platform to write his own: "I use a lot of NetBeans Platform modules for features which I otherwise would have to write myself. And I'm not sure if I would be able to implement them with the same level of quality as I get (and for free!) from the NetBeans Platform."
No excuses anymore! Localizing applications built on top of the NetBeans Platform is actually quite simple, since you can use the GUI form editor for NetBeans Platform Applications, too. Learn all about internationalization with NetBeans IDE 6.1, 6.5 and 6.7 in this easy-to-follow tutorial.
The 2nd session of the "Free 15-week JavaFX Programming (with Passion!)" online course will start August 25, 2009. The whole course is free and can be taken online by anyone who signs up to the mail alias. Participants will study the presentation material, go through provided hands-on labs, and do weekly homework assignments. Feel free to use the class email alias to ask (and answer) JavaFX questions!
If you were not able to attend this year's JavaOne conference to learn about NetBeans and all the other great Sun technologies, there's still a chance to catch up on some of the great sessions and content that you missed: We will show you where you find the sought-after downloads, hands-on labs, screencasts and podcasts from this year's conference!
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