Wednesday Mar 07, 2012

JPA Code Completion Coming to NetBeans IDE

Over at Geertjan's Blog (click here for article), he details one of the latest additions to the NetBeans daily builds: JPA code completion. I can't help but be excited about the timesaving features this brings to the table!

Being able to see your named queries in NetBeans 7.2 when calling EntityManager.createNamedQuery() is a really slick feature. Being able to CTRL-mouseover the named query (once selected) to see the underlying SQL is equally nice! Sanity checks while coding are ALWAYS welcome.  :-)

Some time back, I dipped my toe into the NetBeans world and found it nice but not overly compelling, choosing to use Eclipse for all Java development of any import. Now, I can't remember the last time I fired up Eclipse.

If you aren't already using NetBeans, visit the NetBeans website to download it and give it a try. It doesn't do everything for all people, but you'd be surprised at all it can do (and will in upcoming versions)...

All the best,
Mark

Thursday Mar 01, 2012

Welcome to the Jungle

Greetings, and welcome to the Java Jungle! We'll cover a lot of ground here, traveling some well-worn paths and blazing a few new trails as well. My plan for this site is to explore anything that might be of interest or use to the greater Java community. So...what might you see on these pages?

Discussions about Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application servers...rich-client development...mobile platforms...web apps...performance tuning...JVM languages...IDEs...the list is nearly limitless. Java as a language, an environment, and a concept is huge. We won't cover it all, but if it's Java-related, it's probably fair game.

Please feel free to drop me a line with any suggestions or requests you may have by clicking this link. Thanks for stopping by!

All the best,
Mark 

About

The Java Jungle addresses topics from mobile to enterprise Java, tech news to techniques, and anything even remotely related. The goal is to help us all do our work better with Java, however we use it.

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.

Mark lives with his very understanding wife, three kids, and dog in the St. Louis, MO area.



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