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  • June 25, 2014

Donate 5 Minutes and Help Create an Even Better Development Environment

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

NetBeans IDE 8 has been out a few months now, released together with Java 8. Its focus is tools for refactoring to Java 8 (e.g., batch refactoring to lambda expressions), tools for working with embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi, and tools for HTML5 development (such as features for AngularJS, Knockout, Apache Cordova, Grunt, Karma, browser integration, etc etc).

If you've been using NetBeans IDE 8, what do you think about it? The NetBeans team would LOVE to know -- a lot of work has been put into the NetBeans IDE 8 release, many developers were involved in it, a lot of work has been done in writing about it and promoting it. You've been kicking its tires and, more than that, using it in production environments, from large corporations like Boeing to small startups, as well as universities and schools. (Some listed here.)

With all the experience you've built up and the insights you've gained, could you spend 5 minutes sharing your feelings, your compliments, your gripes, your hopes for future features in NetBeans IDE?

Above you see the first few questions of the survey and there aren't many more after that. Go here and help make NetBeans IDE an even better IDE than it already is!


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Comments ( 2 )
  • Sam Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Firstly, Netbeans 8 is great!

    I've just completed the survey & my top 3 requests were all the same, the font for the interface in Netbeans on Ubuntu 14.04 is absolutely horrendous... I'd take a screen capture and include it, but I wouldn't want to scare potential Netbeans users away. ;-)

    Previously I once tried a plug-in that was supposed to help, but it did more harm than good. I had it all set up nicely on my old machine, but not sure if I can just copy settings over or if it would break things? If anyone has suggestions, I'd really appreciate it! :-)

    The best would of course just be to make it look good by default, none of my other applications on Ubuntu 14.04 has this problem.

  • Geertjan Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Just change the look and feel to Nimbus.

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