NetBeans blogs of the week
By chhandomay on Feb 16, 2008
and Profiling with Eclipse -- Salmon Run, 2/9
Sujit Pal writes a very detailed post on profiling web applications on Tomcat using Eclipse. Despite the focus on Eclipse, he also uses the NetBeans Profiler based upon a recommendation from a friend and compares it to the results from Eclipse. He notes that the results from the profiler were excellent and helped him improve the performance of a particular application.
2. Completing the Circle of J2ME, J2SE and J2EE -- Me, Myself and Python, 2/8
Maxin John details in this post how he went about creating an application for his Sony Ericsson phone using NetBeans and the Mobility Pack. It is a GUI application that contains some text labels, a picture of a car and some blinking text. He's looking to build on this experience and help others with their mobile projects.
3. Eclipse vs. NetBeans on Ubuntu (again) -- James Selvakumar's Blog, 2/8
James shares his experiences using both Eclipse and NetBeans (5.5) on Ubuntu. He says that he uses NetBeans more than Eclipse on Windows, but he loves Ubuntu so wanted to see how they compare. Installation of NetBeans was a "piece of cake," but his experience turned when he opened it up, due to problems with font rendering and look-and-feel on Ubuntu. Gregg Sporar commented with a recommendation to use NetBeans 6 and JDK 6, as they both address the issues James experienced.
4. Comparing Rails IDEs for Windows -- Bonanzle, 2/7
This developer decides to do his own analysis of several IDEs for Rails development. He judged each one based upon a list of several features that are essential to him, and annoy him if they are not included. After spending time with six IDEs, he finds Ruby in Steel the best because it "annoyed him the least."
5. The NetBeans 6.0 Story Continued: Using the Profiler -- Weiqi Gao's Observations, 2/7
This IDEA developer does another in a long-running series of posts on NetBeans, as he feels that it deserves his occasional attention. This time he thoroughly evaluates the profiler and says he "is quite pleased with what it can do." He later says, "There is something magical about being able to profile an application."