Join NetBeans on Slack: https://netbeans.signup.team

One of the coolest recent developments in the NetBeans ecosystem is the establishment of the NetBeans Slack channel. We've only got this going over the past few weeks and there's a few hundred already registered and active.

What's the big deal and what's so great about Slack? Well, to me, and to how I'm using it, is that I see it as a modernized version of IRC, with the benefit of direct and quick interaction, e.g., I was holding off on publishing the new release of the One Click Open Sesame plugin because I wasn't completely sure about what new features Chris and Benno had implemented and so I quickly wrote back and forth with Chris on Slack and very quickly had my questions cleared up, rather than e-mailing back and forth for a week or two before getting the story straight.

So, want quick answers to your questions, want to resolve something without too much hassle? Join the NetBeans Slack channels and, of course, the more that join the more useful it will be since there'll be more knowledge going around.

Go here to get started, i.e., simply enter your e-mail address and you're good to go:

https://netbeans.signup.team/

And this is what the UI looks like, for me: 

Nice and neat and efficient. Thanks Wade and Chris and others for working on this and making this already a big success with the potential for much more! 

Comments:

Slack is nice, but compared to the mailing list where things remain and are publicly searchable, the community might miss useful info. Or I am wrong?

So it will be important not to confuse the use of the two tools.

Posted by Jean-Marc Borer on November 08, 2016 at 06:03 AM PST #

Just out of curiosity, why Slack over HipChat?

Posted by Scott Orsburn on November 08, 2016 at 08:32 AM PST #

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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.

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