Monday Apr 13, 2009

Sun Provides Java ME SDK to Samsung Mobile Innovator

Powered by the Sun Java ME SDK, Samsung Mobile Innovator is a global website and suite of tools that enable the world’s mobile application developers to build Java technology based applications for Samsung’s mobile phones, more quickly and easily.

The features of Samsung SDK 1.1 include
▶ Support for mobile service APIs (MSA) and sensor APIs
▶ Easier integration with IDEs, such as NetBeans and Eclipse
▶ Multi-tasking virtual machine support
▶ Search feature in the SDK toolbar for querying any Samsung Mobile Innovator site’s data
▶ Debugging, performance and optimization tools to help build efficient mobile applications

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Sun Releases New GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse

In addition to being a gold sponsor of EclipseCon this week in Santa Clara, today, Sun is introducing the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse. Download your copy today

This new bundle provides Eclipse developers with the same easy-to-use, out-of-the-box Java EE developer experience that NetBeans developers have already been leveraging through the GlassFish Plugin for the NetBeans IDE.

Visit Sun at booths 112-113-212-213 in the EclipseCon Exhibit Hall to see the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse, Project Kenai, JavaFX and more!

GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse includes:

  • GlassFish v2 – The open source, enterprise-quality Java EE 5 reference implementation

  • GlassFish v3 Prelude – An open source, lightweight, Web 2.0 development and deployment platform

  • Eclipse 3.4, Web Tools Platform – The latest IDE release available from the Eclipse Foundation, pre-integrated with the Web Tools Platform, GlassFish v2, GlassFish v3 Prelude.

  • GlassFish Eclipse Plugin – Deploy and manage applications from within Eclipse.

  • Java SE 6 – The latest, highest performing release of the Java Virtual Machine.

Monday Oct 20, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday NetBeans!

NetBeans Sin 1998Sun and the NetBeans community kick off a week-long celebration of 10 years of NetBeans. Since 1998, NetBeans has grown from a student project into an award-winning open source IDE with an active and diverse following of software developers, students, instructors, and partners. In addition to highlighting key milestones and individuals, this week, community members can participate in the NetBeans Decathlon- ten interactive activities around the NetBeans project where users can enter for a chance to win prizes!

A Brief History of NetBeans

Originally called Xelfi as a student project, the goal was to write a Delphi-like Java IDE using Java technology itself. Attracting students and recent graduates in the Czech Republic, a company was formed to take the project from the academic world to the commercial one. The original business plan called for the development of network-enabled JavaBeans components. Jarda Tulach, who designed the IDE's basic architecture, came up with the name NetBeans to describe what they would do. The IDE would provide the best tooling for these components, and thus, the name NetBeans was coined.  Incidentally, when the specification for Enterprise Java Beans came out, it made more sense to work with the standard for such components than to compete with it - but the name stuck.

In the 1999, the effort gained interest from commercial vendors, including Sun Microsystems who eventually purchased the company, renamed the commercial tool to Forte for Java and open sourced the IDE as NetBeans. Turning out to be one of the first of many Sun sponsored open source projects, was launched in 2000.

NetBeans Today

Initially developed as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java language development 10 years ago, the upcoming release of NetBeans IDE 6.5 incorporates next-generation tooling for PHP, Ruby on Rails, Groovy on Grails, C/C++, and AJAX development as well. Boasting well more than 7 million downloads annually and hundreds of partners, NetBeans is now a large, vibrant, community.

Take a retrospective tour, do the NetBeans Decathlon, and help us look forward to another decade of developer innovation!  For more information, please visit the NetBeans Birthday Site.

Happy Birthday NetBeans!

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Student Reviews Contest Update

Last month we launched the Student Reviews Program aimed at promoting hands-on experience of open-source products for students around the world. Students can post their reviews to give feedback, discuss cutting-edge technologies, get connected with experts, as well as participate in student contests to win cool prizes.

The program started with a OpenSolaris 2008.5 and NetBeans 6.1 product reviews contest .
Student Reviews
48 students from 14 different countries -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Vietnam -- have submitted 78 technical reviews during the contest period.

Check out the detailed contest update here.

Tuesday May 13, 2008

Student Contest on OpenSolaris and NetBeans

Hello Students...

A lot of you are already trying out OpenSolaris and NetBeans, and we wanted to make it a fun exercise for you... with cool prizes!

All you have to do is...

1. Download OpenSolaris 2008.5 OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1.
2. Test the product and post a review!
3. Submit the URL of the review.
4. Do it before June 6, 2008.

And you can win upto $250 in Visa Debit cards!

The details are in this blog post as well as in the main student reviews page.

Get going, folks...

Good Luck!


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