Sunday Dec 20, 2009

Big NetBeans Platform Announcement for NetBeans Platform 6.9

In case you missed it, the latest NetBeans Platform Podcast includes a segment with big announcements relating to the NetBeans Platform. Don't have the time to listen to the whole podcast? If you have 7:20 minutes, you can listen to the NetBeans Platform specific section here (with about 2:30 minutes preamble about NetBeans IDE):

And, in case you're left wondering what all that means in real life, take a look here at plans for NetBeans Platform 6.9, geared specifically at enterprise RCP developers, including OSGi support.

In related news. Download the brand new NetBeans Platform Refcard today!

Griffon and NetBeans IDE 6.8

Go here and download the latest NetBeans plugin for Griffon, which you can install into NetBeans IDE 6.8:

http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=18664

Make sure that the suffix of the ZIP that you get when you click the Download button is "GriffonPlugin-Alpha6.zip". Then unzip and you will have two NBM files which, when installed into a distribution of NetBeans IDE 6.8 that includes Groovy support, will let you create Griffon applications in NetBeans IDE, together with a whole bunch of tooling, such as this dialog for accessing and installing Griffon plugins:

If you encounter any issues or if you have ideas for enhancements, the project page is here on Kenai:

http://kenai.com/projects/nbgriffonsuite

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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