Back at last from Oslo, Norway (JavaZone) and Spitsbergen (a.k.a. Svalbard), where there were great adventures, involving boats and dogs and Norwegians and mountains and more, soon to be blogged about here and turned into multiple articles elsewhere.
Came back home today to find that Apress has sent me the book I (and several others) have spent some time working on, "Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers". It is focused on the features of the upcoming NetBeans IDE 8.1, hurray. It goes through the most important features of the IDE in a structured path, from installation, to creating & editing Java projects and files, to analysis & refactoring, to working with Java EE and with Maven, as well as debugging, profiling, versioning, code quality, and testing. Perfect timing for the 20 years of Java celebrations to be held at JavaOne this year!
It comes to around 250 pages, with many screenshots, more screenshots than any other NetBeans book has ever had, plus portraits of some of the many awesome NetBeans community members. When you hold it while standing in front of a bookcase, here's how it looks:
You know you want it. Get it here: http://www.apress.com/9781484212585.