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  • February 16, 2009

Sun Makes Money from the NetBeans Platform

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
The Sun GlassFish Performance Monitor is a brand new tool, with a very good name that describes exactly what it does. It is built on top of Java VisualVM 1.1 and NetBeans Platform 6.5.

The tool is part of the Enterprise Manager, which is included when you purchase a support subscription for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1. For more details on the Enterprise Manager look here. For more details on the Sun GlassFish Portfolio subscription plans, look here.

Here are two screenshots, which should ring a bell if you're a Java VisualVM user or a NetBeans Platform developer:

Three cheers for this new NetBeans Platform application. It should be added to the NetBeans Platform Screenshots page soon.

For all the details on the tool, go here in Shreedhar's blog.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Tom Wheeler Monday, February 16, 2009

    Amen! I personally know of two Fortune 500 companies that wanted to give Sun money for platform training or consulting, but there was absolutely no evidence (at the time) that Sun offered either for the NetBeans Platform.

    Eventually, due to my tenacity, one of these companies did manage to engage Sun for paid consulting on the platform. Not only did this financially benefit Sun, it also helped the community because I documented much of what I learned in through example code and the Developer FAQ.

    All you need to do is look at the domain names and e-mail signatures of people on the dev@openide list to see that lots of major companies are using it. And also bear in mind that this is just a small fraction because many people (like me) are signed up using a GMail account that doesn't provide much clue about who they're working for.

    In a time when the economy forces developers to do more with less, the NetBeans Platform should be a bigger part of Sun's strategy. With the inclusion of Visual VM, the platform core is already part of every recent JDK and it can save developers \*lots\* of time in building and maintaining Java applications.


  • Geertjan Monday, February 16, 2009

    Preach it, brother.


  • Hubby the chubby Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    FYI NetBeans in the enterprise heavily sucks.

    (Searching on dice.com)

    Netbeans --> 44 search results

    Eclipse --> 826 search results

    Ouch!

    But it's even worser then that. Only half of the 44 search results for NetBeans are REALLY job-offerings for NetBeans. The rest is something like "we look for experiences in IDEs like Eclipse, IntelliJ or NetBeans"


  • Geertjan Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    "Hubby the chubby", are you aware that this blog entry has nothing to do with NetBeans IDE?


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