Friday Dec 11, 2009

Excited about new software much?

Well I am excited, having just attended and presented at Tech Days in Sao Paulo (more on that later) how could I not be :o) Glassfish v3, Java EE 6, JPA 2.0, more grizzly than you can shake a stick at, Servlet 3.0, EJB 3.1, Atmosphere and NetBeans 6.8 are just some of the things that are causing my excitement.

You can get Glassfish v3 from here and NetBeans 6.8 from here

Some NB 6.8 bundles include Glassfish v3 so if you need both go get NetBeans first. You can get all the background on Glassfish v3 on the Aquarium blog

More later


Thursday May 29, 2008

Pseudo Eclipse Workspace files for NetBeans/Alfresco

In my last blog entry I talked about the pages on the Alfresco Wiki that detailed how to setup NetBeans as an Alfresco Development Enviroment and for the Alfresco SDK. Those pages include details of how to setup a psuedo eclipse workspace for use with the NetBeans eclipse project importer plugin. We have the files describe in that process available in a zip file: metadata.zip

 

 
 

Monday May 26, 2008

Doing Alfresco stuff in NetBeans

We recently completed a project to detail the steps required to use NetBeans 6.x to build Alfresco and to run the Alfresco SDK. The results of this work can be found at the following links:

Creating an Alfresco Build Environment in NetBeans

Running the Alfresco SDK in NetBeans

Give them a try and feel free to add any feedback to this blog entry.

Thanks to Prem Kumar for doing all of the hard work on these docs.

Saturday Apr 26, 2008

NetBeans and jMaki on Mac OS X

I'm a newbie to Mac OS X, I come from a world where I always have the latest jdk installed (OpenSolaris, SXDE), or if I don't (Solaris 10) I just add it using what amounts to muscle memory. Then I move to Mac OS X and twice now I've tried to run Java code that uses JSR-223 (Scripting) and both times it's not worked. It's only because it's ingrained that it should just work that I was able to do ithe same thing twice in two days. So today I installed the Developer Preview 9 of Java SE 6 for Mac OS X. It works so far but why can't it just install in /usr/java? Where it is installed it doesn't even have a bin directory, instead it has "Commands", how posh.

Anyway, I aliased the java and javac commands to point to their 1.6 counterparts and so far it works fine.  Later I tried to run NetBeans with jMaki. After installing the plugin I created a new Web App with jMaki support and it hung at 75%. Being a firm believer that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result (the idiot approach) is the safest bet these days, I did it twice and got the same result. Then I noticed that it threw an UnsupportedClassVersionError which is never a good sign. So I modified the netbeans.conf to use the Java SE 1.6 DP and it worked fine.

This is the problem with using 3 OSes. I use various versions of Solaris to do all of my serious work, Windows at home so that I can play games and Mac OS X on my laptop. I gave up doing any kind of programming on Windows ages ago, mainly because i-t-s-n-o-t-u-n-i-x. At least Mac OS X feels like Unix so maybe there's hope. Apple, don't be afraid to provide symlinks in /usr to stuff and 'bin' is a perfectly adequate name for a directory that stores executables.

BTW:  I know that Mac OS X is based on BSD which is goodness, I just don't think that it's mum would recognise it
 

 



 

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