New IDE: NetBeans -- Kevin van Zonneveld, 12/2
Kevin tested out NetBeans 6.5 as an alternative to his usual IDE,
Eclipse. He immediately found NetBeans easier to use. Kevin was
surprised to see how SVN, CVS, CSS, SQL and even support for jQuery
were already included, whereas in Eclipse it all had to be added
manually. He also mentioned that adding features was simple, and
the plug-in system always "just works."
IDE IN JAVA - NetBeans 6.5 OpenSource IDE -- Fall in to Java, 12/2
Mahasarathi described NetBeans as a free, open-source IDE for software
developers that offers all the tools users needed to create
professional desktop, enterprise, web and mobile applications in Java,
C/C++ and a variety of dynamic languages. He found it extremely easy to
install and could use straight out of the box.
6.5 review -- CodeUtopia, 12/1
Jani Hartikainen tried out NetBeans 6.5 and its new PHP related
functionality. He cited examples of NetBeans being better than Zend
Studio with code-assist for built-ins that displays more information
and links to PHP manual. He was elated with "free" NetBeans offering
more features than the commercial big names. He concluded, "NetBeans
6.5 is officially my new favorite PHP/web-dev IDE."
now NetBeans 6.5 is there in my Ubuntu-8.10 -- James Selvakumar's
James Selvakumar, who had been using NetBeans since version 4.1, found
the recent 6.5 release simply "fantastic!" He loved NetBeans because it
was fast, responsive and sported amazingly new cool features. James
also noticed that installing NetBeans in Ubuntu was very easy, and
hence decided to give it a go on his Ubuntu-8.10.
Elegance of NetBeans -- Drawing a Blank, 11/30
Jason Whaley had used Eclipse for approximately 90% of his work on Java
applications. He decided to give NetBeans 6.5 a quick try and was
pleasantly surprised to notice that its maven integration was as
simplistic and direct as one could have imagined. Jason remarked upon
the elegance of the IDE and how seamlessly it integrated with his Mac
OS X UI.
Rich Client Platform: A Seven-Part Video Series --
Charles Ditzel noted that even in a world filled with Flex, JavaFX and
SilverLight, Rich Client Platform (RCP) and plugin (or module)-based
systems like NetBeans and Eclipse could flourish because RCP platforms
offered the best ways to create large, coherent, distribute and modular
applications. He informed users that there were many examples of
NetBeans RCP applications, out of which the most compelling one was
your IDE, and your community -- John O'Conner's Blog, 11/25
John O'Conner submitted a bug against NetBeans 6.1. When a NetBeans
engineer was able to evaluate the problem, John received an email
loaded with comments and questions just for him. He exclaimed, "What an
amazing experience! I was impressed by the team's commitment to engage
with its community, to interact directly with an individual." He was
even more surprised to get another follow-up email letting him know
that the bug fix had been integrated into NetBeans 6.5.
6.5 + Glassfish v3 Prelude + Jersey 1.0 -- Simon's Blog, 11/24
Simon was excited to witness the release of some great software coming
out of Sun Microsystems, and commented, "I recommend giving a new
combination of Sun software a try: the just-released NetBeans 6.5 IDE;
the just-released Glassfish v3 Prelude app server; and Jersey 1.0."
With this combination, developers can design, implement and deploy web
services in a very timely and productive manner.