Wednesday May 21, 2008

NetBeans in Education: Call for Teachers to Participate

Geertjan Wielenga has recently announced the NetBeans in Education site, which is aimed at people who use NetBeans IDE in the classroom: professors, lecturers, assistants, teachers, and so on at schools, universities, colleges, and other institutions around the world.

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Sunday May 18, 2008

JRuby Support in NetBeans IDE 6: Ask the Experts (May 19-23)

Got a question about JRuby support in the NetBeans IDE? Post it on the Ask the Experts page today and get answers from three experts: Tor Norbye, Charles Oliver Nutter, and Brian Leonard. Learn more or read transcripts of earlier Ask the Experts sessions.

Friday May 16, 2008

Core Java: Product and Technology Releases

Java SE 6 Update 10 Beta b23
Java SE 6 Update 10 introduces new features and enhancements aimed at providing an optimized consumer end-user experience.

Java SE for Business
6u6 JFB revision rev-b03; 5u15 JFB Revision rev-b10 First Customer Ship; 1.4.2_17 JFB Revision rev-b11 First Customer Ship
Java SE for Business, based on Sun's Java SE platform, offers customers faster access to critical fixes, a longer road map for support, and enterprise features designed to reduce the cost of deployment.

Java SE 6 and NetBeans IDE 5.1 Cobundle - First Customer Ship
Download this version if you use JDK 6.

J2SE 5.0 u15 and NetBeans IDE 6.1 Cobundle - Final Release
Download this version with JDK 5.

Timezone Updater v1.3.5 for J2SE 1.4+ First Customer Ship
The tzupdater tool is provided to allow the updating of installed JDK/JRE images with more recent timezone data.

Timezone Updater v1.3.5 for J2SE 1.3.1 First Customer Ship
This tool is for Sun Java platform licensees who have signed a Sun Service Support contract for JDK version 1.3.

Thursday May 15, 2008

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

Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin has announced the start of a new "Programming With Passion!" course in July. Specifics of the course are still in the works, but you can take a look at some of the hands-on labs now -- including several real-life Rails applications that you can build and run as NetBeans projects with minimum effort. See the course topics and course web site for more information.

JRuby Support in NetBeans IDE 6: Ask the Experts (May 19-23)

Got a question about JRuby support in the NetBeans IDE? Beginning on May 19, post it on the Ask the Experts page and get answers from three experts: Tor Norbye, Charles Oliver Nutter, and Brian Leonard. Learn more or read transcripts of earlier Ask the Experts sessions.

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.

Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

News From Sun Campus Ambassadors in Thailand, Chile, Argentina, and China

Read the news from and about campus ambassadors Kritsana Chansathit, Felipe Cerda, Kashing Chan, Max Li, and Ezequiel Singer.

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Tuesday Apr 15, 2008

Educational Resources for Java and NetBeans Technologies

Find out about slides, tutorials, and other free educational materials available for teaching and learning about the NetBeans IDE and other technologies.

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Monday Apr 14, 2008

New to Java Programming Center: For Young Developers

Programming isn't just for adults any longer. The New to Java Programming Center has resources for young developers.

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Friday Mar 28, 2008

News From Sun Campus Ambassadors: Denmark, California, and the Czech Republic

Campus ambassadors Sidsel Jensen, Christopher Leung, Tomas Hrasky, and Miroslav Kopecky wrote about their tech talks and other experiences.

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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? 


NetBeans 6.1 Beta Supports Tighter MySQL Integration

Sun announced the immediate availability of NetBeans 6.1 integrated development environment (IDE) Beta. NetBeans 6.1 Beta adds features for JavaScript technology development, a key component for delivering Ajax web applications and tighter integration of MySQL database functionality. Read the press release, download NetBeans 6.1 Beta.

Friday Mar 14, 2008

News From Sun Campus Ambassadors in Brazil and India

Sun campus ambassadors recently sent in these links to their blogs:

  • Jonas Dias wrote about using a NetBeans IDE 6.0 plug-in to run the XAMPP platform with Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
  • Kumar Bipallav Mani reported on Sun University Day at SRM University in Chennai.

Learn more about the good things happening at Sun: internships, the Campus Ambassadors program, and Sun's portal for student developers.

Monday Mar 10, 2008

Java SE Platform: Product and Technology Releases

Java Real-Time System 2.1 Early Access
The Sun Java Real-Time System (Java RTS) is Sun's commercial implementation of the Real-Time Specification for Java (JSR 001).

Java SE 6 and NetBeans IDE 6 Cobundle (NB 6.0.1 / JDK 6.0u4 ML) Final Release
Download the NetBeans IDE and Java SE 6 platform together.

Java SE 6 Update 5
The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and command-line development tools that are useful for developing applets and applications.

J2SE 5.0 and NetBeans IDE 6 Cobundle (NB 6.0.1 / JDK 5.0u15 ML) Final Release
Download the NetBeans IDE and J2SE 5.0 platform together.

J2SE 5.0u15 First Customer Ship
Download this previous release of the Java platform.

J2SE 5.0u15 on (Win98 only) 5.0u15 First Customer Ship
If you use the Windows 98 operating system, download this version of J2SE 5.0.

Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition 1.4.2_17 First Customer Ship
Download everything you need for J2SE 1.4.2: SDK, JRE, documentation, Solaris OS patches, and more.

Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition 1.4.2_17 x64 SAP First Customer Ship
This version of the J2SE 1.4.2 SDK is strictly for use by SAP customers along with SAP software products.

J2SE 1.3.1_22 on (Solaris 8 OS only) 1.3.1_22 First Customer Ship
The Sun End of Life (EOL) process on this product is continuing, but Sun will continue to support the products on the Solaris 8 OS in keeping with existing customer support agreements.

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


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