Thursday Jul 19, 2012

NetBeans (team) Responsiveness

When was the last time logging a potential bug/issue for any piece of software, with any vendor, was a pleasure? Most of us rank that with paying taxes, root canals, and visiting in-laws. :-)

Not so with NetBeans. I logged a possible bug report one morning...and by the next morning, it had been assigned, analyzed, and an explanation and workaround posted while code changes and testing take place. In fewer than 24 hours, it effectively went from start to finish from an end-user developer perspective. That may not always be possible, but it speaks very well for the level of commitment of the NetBeans team.

In addition to all the other things I appreciate about NetBeans, such as GlassFish integration/management, superb code generation, polished look-and-feel, ease of navigation, and many other things large and small, add excellent community support/dev engagement to the list. After using other IDEs for years, I could hardly be more pleased.

Those who haven't logged many tool issues may not fully understand this post, but it can be a big deal...and usually at the most inopportune times...  :-)

All the best,
Mark

Don't take my word for it, get your own! Visit the NetBeans site to download and check it out for yourself.

(Disclaimer: I work for Oracle, but not on the NetBeans team. I'm just another (very) satisfied user.)

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Your Java Jungle guide is Mark Heckler, an Oracle Java/Middleware/Core Engineer with development experience in numerous environments. Mark's current work pursuits and passions all revolve around Java and leave little time to blog or tweet - but somehow, he finds time to do both anyway.

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