The Best of NetBeans Feature List



I am creating a new flash presentation which will demonstrate distinguishing features of NetBeans. If somebody will ask me "Why should I try NetBeans", I want to have a 20-minute flash which demonstrates the biggest advantages of using NetBeans. You know things that make you really productive (such as Matisse). Here's my list so far:

1. Matisse - grouplayout, guidelines, baselines, resizing, etc. (best GUI builder out there)
2. Ant integration - your ant script is your project - extending the build process is easy
3. Subversion & CVS - very good subversion support including refactoring
4. Profiler - one-click profiling experience, profiling of EE apps, too (and for free)
5. Platform - it's easy to extend NetBeans with Matisse, show reuse of some swing library (the platform for Swing apps)
6. Web application development - HTTP monitor, fix & continue in debugger, automatic management of deployment descriptors, out of box experience
7. Java EE 5 support - EJBs, Web Services made easy, JPA - CRUD demo (full EE 5 support today!)
8. Mobility support - visual design, support for CDC - Swing on phones, device fragmentation solution (probably the best solution on the market)
9. XML tools, BPEL - work with schema, orchestrate web services, etc. (for free again)

What's your favorite feature? Would you remove any of these features from the list? Thanks!
Comments:

You should probably clarify that is Netbeans 5.5.

Posted by Abraham Tehrani on září 14, 2006 at 11:31 dop. CEST #

For now, I won't say the subversion support is very good. e.g. if my private key is encrypted, netbeans doesn't talk to the running ssh agent nor does it prompt me for a password. granted this is an ssh issue rather than subversion. but I would still like this to be fixed.

Posted by gumnaam on září 14, 2006 at 01:43 odp. CEST #

what about the translation of netbeans?

Posted by Roman on září 14, 2006 at 04:37 odp. CEST #

Yes, this is for NetBeans 5.5 + packs. Translation seems to be a good point... I can include both translation and i18n in Matisse - in other words support for local communities. Thanks.

Posted by Roumen on září 15, 2006 at 02:23 dop. CEST #

That's a great idea ! I'll watch happily this video. Indeed, as a newbe (coming from Eclipse), it's sometime hard to use the EDI.

If it's for Netbeans 5.5 the UML features are quite interesting as well. Furthermore, on my side, I find the debugger lacking some of Eclipse possibilities. I think I may miss some part of it so an intro on it would be welcomed as well.

At the end of the day, I guess separating the flash according to their topic might good as well. As such one could watch, and watch again, some specific part of them.

Thanks in advance !

Cheers,
ZedroS

Posted by ZedroS on září 15, 2006 at 05:13 dop. CEST #

Any update of this project ? Thanks in advance

Posted by guest on září 21, 2006 at 03:24 dop. CEST #

Yes, I have 3 of 8 demos recorded... stay tuned, this takes some time :)

Posted by Roumen on září 21, 2006 at 04:23 dop. CEST #

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