Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

New Task Management in NetBeans IDE 7.4

Especially handy for enterprises with large bugtracking databases, NetBeans IDE 7.4, currently in its Beta release, introduces a new Task Management Window. The details are described here:

http://wiki.netbeans.org/NewAndNoteworthyNB74#Tasks_window

Prior to NetBeans IDE 7.4, though there was support for registering bug trackers, the overview of queries was poor, there were no access points for task management in general, and no categories. In contrast, below you can see that the results of my queries are displayed in a list, i.e., in the Task Management Window, from where I can categorize them:

I know I'll be fixing my issues much faster than before, now that they're integrated directly into my development environment. No excuse to avoid them now... 

Both Bugzilla and JIRA are supported out of the box. The Options window lets you configure the above window, e.g., how often the list should be automatically refreshed.

Also note that this is seen as part of a continuing process of enhancing the support for task management in NetBeans IDE. Features for scheduling tasks could be added in future releases, for example, as well as the co-ordination of tasks with other features of the IDE.

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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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