Monday Feb 23, 2009

Introduction to Python in the NetBeans IDE

This tutorial provides an introduction to using the NetBeans IDE
with the Python programming language. Although not intended to teach
the programming language, it demonstrates how features of the NetBeans
can best benefit the Python programmer. Each section of the tutorial
shows usages of Python and identifies features in the NetBeans IDE that
can be used with Python projects.

Introduction to Python in the NetBeans IDE

Thursday Jan 15, 2009

NetBeans Dominates's 2009 Product Awards!

NetBeans is off to a great start for 2009 with FIVE WINS in's 2009 Product of the Year Awards!

NetBeans received the most votes to claim top spots in these categories: Java Tool, Open Source Tool, Development Platform, Development Utilities, and Wireless/Mobile Tool.

A big "Thank You" to the NetBeans community and supporters for helping to deliver these wins! [Read more.]

Wednesday Jan 14, 2009

Register for Webinar: MySQL, NetBeans & Rails (Jan. 27)

Developing MySQL-Backed Applications with NetBeans and JRuby-on-Rails

Learn to leverage the NetBeans IDE and the JRuby-on-Rails framework to deploy MySQL-backed applications on GlassFish in a LIVE technical webinar on Tuesday, January 27th.

Get Details and Register for the Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Time: 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 18:00 GMT
Presenters: Arun Gupta, GlassFish Evangelist, Sun Microsystems, and Jimmy Guerrero, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sun Microsystems

Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Released is proud to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5!

Download NetBeans IDE 6.5 now.

NetBeans IDE 6.5 offers simplified and rapid development of web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications with Java, PHP, JavaScript, C/C++, Ruby, and Groovy.

New features include a light-weight NetBeans IDE for PHP, JavaScript debugging for Firefox and IE, and support for Groovy and Grails. The release also delivers a number of enhancements for Java, Ruby on Rails, and C/C++ development. Java highlights include: built-in support for Hibernate, Eclipse project import, and compile on save.

NetBeans IDE 6.5 is currently available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese. There are also several community contributed localization efforts that provide additional languages.

More information about NetBeans IDE 6.5:

Have a question? Get answers on our mailing lists and forums. Have a comment? Send us feedback. Wanna know what others are saying? Tune in to NetBeans on Twitter and Planet Netbeans.

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.

Wednesday Oct 08, 2008

Installing Sun Web Stack on OpenSolaris OS

Sun Web Stack contains numerous preconfigured tools (Apache, MySQL, PHP, NetBeans IDE, and others) for developing and deploying applications. This article describes how to install and initialize the stack on the OpenSolaris OS.

Thursday Sep 18, 2008

Getting Started With the NetBeans BlueJ Plugin

This article gets you started using the NetBeans BlueJ plugin by loading
an existing project, and then creating a new project that uses
drag-and-drop features to create a graphical user interface (GUI).

[Read More]

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

Tuesday Aug 05, 2008

DTrace Output Visualization With NetBeans DTrace GUI Plugin

This new release includes Chime, a graphical tool for visualizing DTrace aggregations. Utilize the included DTrace scripts to optimize Web Stack and native applications.

Thursday Jul 17, 2008

CampusCast: Campus Ambassador Ezequiel Singer

On CampusCast, Mike Coe and Dr. Jordan Slott talk with Sun campus ambassador Ezequiel Singer about his introduction to the world of online communities and his excitement about open source.

[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 08, 2008


LAMP: It's not just for Linux any more! Develop using your operating system, your language, your app server, your database, and your IDE of choice. Read the article.

Monday Jul 07, 2008

Ruby, JRuby, and Rails Application Development (With Passion!): Free Online Course Starts July 15

Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin will begin teaching the new "Programming With Passion!" course on July 15. Take a look at the course topics and course web site for more information. More than 900 students have already registered.

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

Winners of OpenSolaris and NetBeans Student Reviews Contest Announced

Chhandomay Mandal has announced the winners of the student reviews contest. Take a look at the winners. To read more contest submissions, visit the main student reviews blog and scroll down.

Monday Jun 16, 2008

Two New Videos Up on the SDN Channel

Two new videos are up over at the SDN Channel:

iReport from JasperSoft
See how easy it is to generate reports with iReport based on the NetBeans Platform.

Intland Software and CodeBeamer
Learn how codeBeamer, Intland Software's premier technology, is changing the way distributed teams work together.


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