NetBeans developer blogs of the week
By chhandomay on Feb 22, 2008
-- Bioinformatics on Rails, 2/20
In need of a good editor to help with work on Rails apps, this developer tested three editors to determine which he would prefer. He tested Kate, Anjuta Editor and NetBeans. In the end, he preferred NetBeans due to auto completion of functions and commands, the built in support for Version Control Systems and finally, he enjoyed the window design which made it very easy to manage and control all aspects of his project.
2. Restarting the Platypus and the Lessons Learned -- Binstock on Software, 2/19
Andrew Binstock updates his blog's readers on the fact that he has decided to re-start his open source project, Platypus, because of architectural flaws. He shares lessons learned so far that helped him make this decision. One of the lessons is that IntelliJ IDEA, which he's been using for the project, has become very slow as the number of classes grew to close to 200. He plans to use NetBeans 6 for the restart because it is a "hugely improved IDE."
3. Mobile & Embedded SOA using MDSD Approaches -- Wolfgang's Blog, 2/17
In this post about the value of MDSD for mobile SOA, Wolfgang Frank cites Sun's MSOA platform unveiled at JavaOne last year and how it is using it to promote "advanced network-based services to customers." While he recognizes NetBean's role in the platform, later in the post he discusses how Eclipse developers can leverage it as well.
4. Draggable and Glowable Ball in JavaFX -- SilveiraNeto.Net, 2/16
Developer Silveira Neto showcases his JavaFX programming using NetBeans by demonstrating in embedded YouTube videos two animations. He includes the code he used to create these animations using JavaFX Pad and NetBeans together.
5. My DevX article: "Real-Life Rails: Develop with NetBeans, Deploy on Linux" -- Mark Watson's opinions on Java, Ruby, Lisp, and AI, 2/15
Mark Watson shares a pointer to an article he wrote for DevX.com about how he arrived at the ideal Ruby on Rails development environment and server deployment strategy. He discusses how he has tuned his NetBeans environment for MacBook and other settings he has made to his Linux server to get it "just right."
6. NetBeans for Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X -- shazron.com, 2/14
Shazron advises his readers on how update NetBeans to work with JRuby. He suggests updating NetBeans to 6.0.1 and walks through how to do so. He then outlines specific steps to take when using NetBeans on Mac OS X's included Ruby. He then asks his readers to post a comment if anyone runs into problems, so he can help resolve them.