What Would You Like To See Next?

I have been quite busy with recording flash demos and web presentations in past year or so - I recorded about 15 of them so far - most of them are published on the screencast pages for 6.0, 5.5, 5.0 and 4.1. Based on the feedback I received so far people like this way of learning about NetBeans. I met one guy who told me that most of his Java knowledge comes from my flash demos, which is kind of scary because I don't consider myself as such an expert, but I am glad I could help.

I found out that the best demos were those based on concrete feedback from developers - e.g. if someone told me that we really need to focus on evangelizing a specific part of the IDE or the platform. So for all of you who are interested in learning new stuff from my flash demos, what would you like to see next? Which features of the IDE or parts of the platform are important to be shown to the world? What is hard for you to understand or not well known publicly? What do you need to know to be sucessful with your software projects? Let me know - I don't promise to fulfill any request but I will consider them for sure :)

I prefer some simple but real desktop application from real world. For example saving, searching and viewing orders (order/items and company) with EJB3 (or DB) backend.

Posted by Leos Urban on květen 19, 2007 at 12:27 odp. CEST #

I would certainly say anything related to the Java infrastructure, which is what most of us want to mess with. Maybe some real world code completion - like EL inside beans binding or a script language in an annotation -, error stripe - a class annotation that requires a field/method annotation to work in runtime -, something like that.

Posted by Michael Nascimento Santos on květen 19, 2007 at 12:28 odp. CEST #

I'd like to see how I could use the Matisse GUI editor for my own application. Let's say that I want to create a GUI editor for GUI forms that are described as XML or any arbitary language in behind. This is then used on the client side to present the GUI forms to the user.

Posted by Kovica on květen 19, 2007 at 01:04 odp. CEST #

HI Roumen,

From a Ruby developer perspective I would like to see a demo highlighting how the Netbeans Ruby support offers similar support to Textmate regarding the various shortcut facilities that Textmate provides.

Also it would be a good screencast/demo to post to Rails developers to bring them over the line from Textmate to Netbeans. IMHO two of the barriers are (a) equivalent support to the various Textmate shortcuts/bundle facilities and (b) footprint/start-up time for the IDE [hopefully the ruby only release in the future may address this].

Tor mentioned "I've updated the RubyInstallation wiki page to have more information on what's recommended (Use M9 IDE + trunk Ruby bits). Unfortunately, there's no easier way to install the <textmate> code template module - you'll have to grab it off of the blog entry NBM link for now and install it manually. I'm hoping to really just integrate all the snippets we need (if I can get permission from the various people who have created them) such that a manual import won't be needed soon."
so potentially my request my be a bit premature to you unless you've the time to bring together manually the bits you need to get the ruby Netbeans shortcut support in place.

Cheers Greg

Posted by GregH on květen 19, 2007 at 03:29 odp. CEST #

HI Roumen, I would like to see a demo for a complex template, one that would end up creating several classes. All of the Template examples I have seen create only a single class.

Posted by Doug on květen 19, 2007 at 10:21 odp. CEST #

I don't know why everyone cares that much about startup time. You run your IDE at the morning while reading blogs like this and when it starts after 10 seconds, you keep it running whole day. If it is fast enough to code in, I don't care if it starts two seconds or 10 seconds.

Posted by Juraj Bednar on květen 20, 2007 at 12:31 dop. CEST #

I´ d like to see a real SOA demo with webservices and orchestration...

Posted by Dennis on květen 20, 2007 at 07:52 dop. CEST #

Good suggestions. Some of these demos I would really like to see myself since I have no clue how to do that - but I will investigate :)

Posted by Roumen on květen 20, 2007 at 03:06 odp. CEST #

I'd like to see real world examples of web service security with NetBeans 5.5.1 and Sun App Server. Not just the basic checkbox in the "Edit Web Services Attributes" screen, talk about keystores and certificates, username/passwords, and real world production deployment details that involve services being hosted on server #1, and service clients being hosted on server #2. This may be out of the scope of what you do?

Posted by Ryan de Laplante on květen 21, 2007 at 06:06 odp. CEST #

Certainly, good Ruby demo showing all the new features in NetBeans would be great. Any time I mention that Netbeans now does Ruby, there is somebody quickly running to download Netbeans! :)

Posted by Vladimir Sizikov on květen 22, 2007 at 04:43 dop. CEST #

I already recorded two demos of Ruby in NetBeans. I certainly want to do more. Stay tuned.

Posted by Roumen on květen 22, 2007 at 05:45 dop. CEST #

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