If you have not tried NetBeans 6 yet, give the latest milestone a try. Reports from developers indicate there's what to like about it (e.g. NetBeans 6 is AWESOME and Finding a Ruby IDE).One of the favorite features which is missing is the "compile on save" (also known as incremental compilation - pieces of your application get built as you save files and then the build is very fast because all necessary classes have been already built) - and the "problems window" (which keeps...
Sun's JDK 6, NetBeans 5.5, Glassfish v1 and Java DB 10.2 are available in Ubuntu 7.04. Developers can get all these packages easily from the multiverse by using apt-get. It is great to see that the partnership between Sun and Canonical is bringing its fruits. More coverage on linuxplanet.com or on Ed Burnette's blog.
New sample projects are for NetBeans are available. You can learn from these projects various technologies and improve your development skills. The top 5 new samples include:Classic Ruby BlogFlickr on RailsTapping Google MapsDilbert on a Mobile PhoneReverse Engineer a Java App
I have a rather weird experience from NetBeans day in Russia I'd like to share. I visited the Tech Days and NetBeans day and had two presentations at NetBeans day on Friday. Thanks for everyone for coming even though NetBeans day was after tech days - we got some good questions during our presentations.After NetBeans day one of the attendees who didn't speak any English asked for the last T-shirt which was laying at the podium, so I gave it to him. He also asked for my badge...
Both NetBeans and Eclipse had April fool's jokes this year. You can find them here and here. I didn't like either of them, because good April fool's jokes are those that you believe for a while before you find out you got fooled. Neither of these was believable, so they didn't work for me.The April fool's joke I really enjoyed this year was the one from Google. I actually believed for a while that this would be possible and it made sense. But only for a little while... :)
NetBeans is used as an IDE by C. Pitman Baker & Associates. They created an application called SMARTRAC which monitors the driving habits of convicted drunk drivers. More information is available in their press release. Is it just a coincidence, that NetBeans comes from the country with the largest beer consumption per capita?
Tomas Zezula and Tomasz Slota moved the GWT support for NetBeans to gwt4nb.dev.java.net. You can give the initial version a spin and they also published a roadmap for the project. I guess they could use some contributions, too :)