By chhandomay on Nov 15, 2007
1. Creating NetBeans Ruby Hints with Scala - Part 1 -- Exploring Beautiful Languages, 11/12
Developer Luis Diego Fallas takes his audience through his effort to leverage the NetBeans Ruby Hints and Quick Fixes along with the Scala language to create a NetBeans Ruby Hint. His motivation was to help Ruby beginners figure out alternative ways of accomplishing tasks.
2. Eclipse RCP "Clearly Superior" to NetBeans?? May I disagree? -- Javalobby, 11/8
Blogger Fabrizio Giudici writes about how he takes issue with a claim by Mike Milinkovic in an eWEEK article about how Eclipse is "clearly superior" because it is a platform backed by an open community, and should not be compared to NetBeans on this basis. He feels that subjective opinions should always be factored in, and uses his experience with both platforms as an example, where NetBeans has come to service his needs much better because it doesn't use Swing and therefore is not as useful for developing desktop applications
3. Eclipse Veteran Tries NetBeans 6 -- David Heffelfinger's Notes on Software Development, Technology and Life, 11/7
This Eclipse developer reveals how he decided to try NetBeans 6 because of its inclusion of the Woodstock JSF component library. He states up front that he is "impressed with NetBeans 6" because of how easy it is to use as a visual JSF development environment. He balanced this praise with issues he has with integrating with Maven. He states that if JSF visual development worked better with Maven, he would be tempted to dump Eclipse.