Monday Nov 10, 2008

NetBeans Demo Camp in Munich

If you're anywhere near Munich, Germany, join us for the first NetBeans Demo Camp. The camp will focus on NetBeans Rich Client Platform. Companies and individuals will show products based on the platform and share their experiences. Celebrate NetBeans' 10th birthday, together with NetBeans Guru Geertjan Wielenga, the Dream Team, and members of the NetBeans Community, at this free event packed with information and cool demos.


  • "New Features in NetBeans Platform 6.5" Geertjan Wielenga, NetBeans Guru, Sun Microsystems Inc., Prague.

  • "Demosession: ChipInspector - NetBeans APIs im Einsatz" Tanja Drüke, Genomatix Software GmbH, Munich, Germany.

  • "RCP Entwicklung in der Praxis: Third-party libraries und ClassLoader"
    Anton Epple, NetBeans Dream Team Member, Eppleton, Munich, Germany.

  • "Portierung von Swing Applikationen auf die NetBeans Platform"
    Aljoscha Rittner, CEO, Sepix GmbH, Hann. Münden, Germany.

  • "Grosseinsatz - NetBeans RCP im Grossprojekt"
    Sven Reimers, NetBeans Dream Team Member, ND SatCom Defence GmbH, Immenstaad, Germany.

The event will officially end at 8 p.m. After that we will celebrate NetBeans' 10th birthday and the release of NB 6.5 in nearby pubs.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Release Candidate Now Available

Rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications with Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy, and C/C++. Download NetBeans IDE 6.5 Release Candidate today.

Monday Oct 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, NetBeans!

netbeans - 10th anniversaryJoin the NetBeans community when we celebrate NetBeans' 10 birthday on October 26, 2008!

Every day of this week up to Monday the 27 we open a new present:

  • Watch video greetings by special guests,
  • Win prizes in our decathalon game, and
  • Gain insights into the open-source community. 

Bookmark and check back for daily updates!

Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta Available

The NetBeans community is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta.

The NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta release provides several new features and enhancements, such as a new IDE-wide QuickSearch shortcut, a more user-friendly interface, and automatic Compile on Save.

In addition to full support for the Java platform (Java SE, Java EE, Java ME), the NetBeans IDE is the ideal tool for software development with PHP, C/C++, Groovy and Grails, Ruby and Rails, Ajax and JavaScript. The 6.5 release also includes enhanced support for web frameworks (Hibernate, Spring, JSF, JPA), the GlassFish application server, databases - and more. Try it out today and leave a comment!

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta: More info and FREE Download

Monday Apr 28, 2008

NetBeans IDE 6.1 Released

You can now download NetBeans IDE 6.1.

In NetBeans IDE 6.1, we improved performance (40% faster start-up) and we extended scripting language support beyond Java technology by providing a rich set of features for C/C++, JavaScript and the Ruby language, including Ruby on Rails.

The NetBeans Installer now also includes an Early Access preview of NetBeans for PHP developers. Use the Plugins manager to get additional functionality such as a JavaScript debugger, support for ClearCase file versioning, AXIS web services, and the Hibernate framework.

NetBeans IDE 6.1 adds to the improvements made in version 6.0: the new smarter editor, next generation of the ground-breaking GUI builder (formerly known as Project Matisse), visual mobile designer, integrated profiler, Mercurial file versioning, and Java EE 5 support.

Six reasons to download and try NetBeans IDE 6.1 now:

  1. Advance JavaScript Editing Support
  2. Improved Performance (Up to 40% faster startup)
  3. Built in Spring Framework Support
  4. Integrated Support for RESTful Web Service Support
  5. New MySQL Support in Database Explorer
  6. Significant Ruby/JRuby Support Enhancements

For more information about NetBeans IDE 6.1 visit:

NetBeans IDE 6.1 Release Page
NetBeans IDE 6.1 Features List
NetBeans IDE 6.1 Tutorials and Documentation

As always, we welcome and encourage your feedback on our mailing lists and on your blogs.

Thursday Apr 17, 2008

Take the NetBeans Quiz and Win Amazing Prizes Every Week!

(Contest Open to Legal Residents of India Only)

An Apple Ipod Touch
A Nintendo Wii
A Nokia E 61i Mobile Phone

Starting every week from April 14th till June 23rd, scoring these cool prizes and more like them takes only three steps with our new NetBeans Quiz!

  • Download the NetBeans IDE.
  • Get the quiz plugin from the NetBeans Update Center.
  • Answer the questions and win a prize every week!

At the end of the contest, one lucky quiz taker will win the grand prize—an Apple MacBook Air!

Visit the NetBeans Quiz main page for more details.

Monday Mar 17, 2008

Blog NetBeans 6.1 Beta and Win!

Just blogged this on the SDN'sider....Super cool blogging contest for NetBeans 6.1 Beta. Check it out:

1. Download the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Beta (or later release) and try it out.

2. Blog about it!

3. Submit the URL to your blog.

4. Do it before April 18, 2008!

Do it and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of ten $500 amex gift cards or one of one hundred NetBeans t-shirts. Whatcha waiting for? 


Monday Mar 03, 2008

Innovators Grant: Submission Deadline Extended!

There is still time to submit a proposal for the open-source project of your dreams–and be awarded a grant (US$ 11,500 or 2,000!) for implementing it!

Bruno Souza announced that the submissions deadline was extended to this Friday (March 7, 2008) to allow more countries to participate. We already got over 100 submissions for innovative plugins, programming books, localization projects, and web and desktop applications. I really look forward to see them become reality, you guys and girls out there have great ideas!

Curious? Learn more about the Innovators Grant on

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

Real Money For Your Dream Project: NetBeans Grant

Do you have a great idea that will help other developers be more
productive? Are you the one to create the next break-through in
software development? Do you know how to make it even easier to develop
desktop applications? Wouldn't it be great to be paid to work on your
own dream project?

This is your chance - come submit your proposals to the
Dreams of Reality: NetBeans Innovators Grant.

PS: Do you have questions about Java tools and NetBeans? Don't forget to join the NetBeans expert chat on Second Life tomorrow (Thursday).

Monday Dec 03, 2007

NetBeans IDE 6.0 Released: Get the NB Magazine!

NetBeans IDE 6.0 is here, and with it, a new issue of the free NetBeans Magazine discussing what's new and cool!

  • Roman tells you why so many people started using NetBeans as Ruby IDE,
  • Osvaldo demonstrates advanced profiling on real code examples,
  • Janice introduces you to the IDE localization teams,
  • Peter uses the NetBeans IDE to create RESTful Web Services,
  • Emilian shows you how he builds NetBeans Modules with Maven,
  • Geertjan introduces you to projects that add support for more languages to the IDE using Schlieman, and
  • Fabrizio shows you how he uses the Visual Library to do graph manipulation and visualization beyond the mere basics.

Download the full PDF to print it, or download individual chapters as PDF to read.

Thursday Nov 22, 2007

NetBeans IDE 6.0 Release Candidate 2 Now Available!

The second Release Candidate of NetBeans IDE 6.0 is here, which means one thing--FCS is just around the corner!

Download RC2 today and remember to give us your feedback in our Community Acceptance Survey.

(Note: The survey is open till 12 a.m., Sunday, November 25th in the last timezone. You need to log on to to participate.)

Tuesday Nov 20, 2007

Survey: Is NetBeans 6.0 Ready for FCS?

The NetBeans 6.0 IDE is approaching FCS, and we want your feedback: Is NetBeans 6.0 Ready?

If you've downloaded and tried the current release candidate of the IDE, take our brief Community Acceptance Survey and give us your thoughts. The survey is open till 12 a.m., Sunday, November 25th in the last timezone.

(Note: You need to log on to to participate.)

Wednesday Nov 14, 2007

NetBeans IDE 6.0 Release Candidate 1 Available Now!

NetBeans IDE 6.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for DOWNLOAD. The final NetBeans IDE 6.0 release is planned for late 2007.

More about NetBeans IDE 6.0:
NetBeans IDE 6.0 Release Page
NetBeans IDE 6.0 Tutorials and Documentation
NetBeans IDE 6.0 Detailed Feature List

We welcome and encourage your feedback about the NetBeans IDE on our mailing lists and in your blogs!

Tuesday Nov 13, 2007

New NetBeans Days in Dubai & Cairo! (Nov. 19 & 21)

Two exciting opportunities for NetBeans fans in the Middle East: We're hosting software days in Dubai and Cairo! It's our first time in the region, so please help to spread the word to your developer friends!

Learn what's coming in NetBeans 6.0, how to use NetBeans to develop rich internet applications, how to take advantage of new Swing tooling, what's new in mobility and more. NetBeans Day is always free, but seating is limited, so make sure to register.

NetBeans Day Dubai
Date: November 19th

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Radisson SAS, Dubai Media City

NetBeans Day Cairo
Date: November 21st

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Dar Al Defa' Al Gawy, Nozha St., Nasr City

Monday Oct 29, 2007

Take the NetBeans Database Features Survey

Database mavens, what tooling features would you like to see in the next release of NetBeans? The NetBeans Database Team wants your feedback in this short survey.


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