Pátek XI 28, 2008

Is NetBeans disrupting the PHP IDE market?

From Zend forums - voice of a customer:

My company bought 3 3-year licenses for Zend Studio earlier this and up until a few weeks ago, there was nothing else on the market that even came close to meeting our requirements. Then Netbeans released 6.5 with PHP support. Right out of the gate, their PHP and JavaScript support is on the whole, so much better and faster than Zend's product, with so many fewer bugs, that despite the fact that we spent $1000 this year investing in Zend's product, and I personally have spent time with Zend's tech support and developers (good guys, very helpful), I am assisting my team in migrating over to use Netbeans for most of our development. There are a few things that Studio does better, but Netbeans is just a much more mature and easy to use product, even this early in their PHP support (I used RC2 first and it was darn good.)

Hmmm :)

Středa III 05, 2008

NetBeans Podcast Episode #41

JavaScript productivity tools are here! Learn about them in:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #41 (29 min 58 sec, size: 28.8 MB)

 

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Sobota II 09, 2008

Cologne JUG visit

I am delivering a talk at JUG Cologne next Monday (Feb 11th) about NetBeans 6.0 and 6.1. I want to focus on web development since the first presentation is about Groovy - I will show the progress we are doing with supporting Groovy in NetBeans 6.1 and then demonstrate web technologies traditionally supported by NetBeans: Java Persistence API, JavaServer Faces, Profiling of Java EE applications, jMaki and Ruby on Rails. This should be a "no fluff just stuff" type of presentation, with lots of demos from which you can hopefully learn how to get started with web development using NetBeans, Java, Groovy and Ruby and compare different web frameworks in action.

Ich freue mich auch auf dem letzten Punkt aus dem Flyer: Lokale Gastronomie :)

Úterý XII 11, 2007

On the road again

I'm gone for a 5-week vacation to India to do some backpacking with friends but before they arrive I plan to do two presentations about NetBeans: at Calcutta JUG on Dec 17th and at Patkar College in Mumbai on Dec 19th. If you live nearby feel free to come and ask your questions about NetBeans. Both presentations will be demo-driven and will focus on new features in NetBeans 6.0 including practical tips about how to use NetBeans. If time permits I will also do demos on request - basically you can ask about any feature and I will try to demo it :)

In the upcoming weeks I will be connected to the internet only occasionally, so I won't be blogging much, but I am sure you already have other good sources of NetBeans news. We'll try to record a podcast with Gregg during next week to discuss the 6.0 release and other news items. Hopefully the internet connection will be good enough - I just saw a nice advertisement here: "cyber cafe, high speed connection: 512B". I'm afraid we'll need a bit more than that for Skype :)

Update: Unfortunatelly I had to cancel the above mentioned presentations - I got very sick in India and had to return to Prague to get medical treatment. I sincerely apologize to all who were looking forward to them.

Pondělí XII 03, 2007

NetBeans 6.0 has been released!

I am in Frankfurt at NetBeans day now (thanks to all attendees for coming, I think the atmosphere is pretty good). I wanted to show the audience how to get the free NetBeans CD but the link on the website changed to "NetBeans DVD". I was really surprise and I didn't realize we just released NetBeans 6 until someone in the audience told me he just downloaded NetBeans 6.0 during the talk :) So go get it, too.

Pátek XI 02, 2007

NetBeans podcast episode #37

Ever wondered what is the NetCAT community doing? Tune in to the latest episode of NetBeans podcast with an interview with Jiri Kovalsky, NetBeans technical community manager:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #37 (28 min 37 sec, size: 27.5 MB)

  • 0:00 Ahoj!
  • 1:00 Corrections to podcast #36....
  • 2:03 Jiri's introduction and a description of NetCat
  • 3:46 What is a Technical Community Manager?
  • 4:57 What are the most important changes that have occurred for NetBeans contributors?
  • 7:38 How are NetCat participants chosen?
  • 9:49 How many NetCat 6.0 participants are there?
  • 10:16 How many NetCat participants were there for past releases?
  • 11:07 What do NetCat participants actually do and what do they get out of it? Do the bugs they report get special treatment?
  • 14:46 Has NetCat changed over the years?
  • 16:45 What is the NetCat survey? (Check out the preview)
  • 17:39 What has been the most important feedback we have gotten from NetCat 6.0?
  • 20:21 How does the quality look for NetBeans IDE 6.0?
  • 22:03 Future plans for NetCat?
  • 23:47 Participate! :-)
  • 24:26 NetBeans Puzzler: If you think you know the answer to the new NetBeans Puzzler, send an email to gregg dot sporar at sun dot com. Put "NetBeans Puzzler" in the subject line. We will announce the prize winner on the next podcast - so send in an entry! Disclaimer: The deadline for this podcast's puzzler entries is Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 11:59 PM Greenwich Mean Time. If more than one correct entry is received then Gregg will draw one winner at random. Sun employees are not eligible, void where prohibited by law, and we cannot send mail to restricted places. And remember: the Puzzler questions are getting harder - but the prizes are getting better. Recent winner Hayden Jones sent in a photo of his son Wesley holding his prize: a 1GB NetBeans USB drive. :-)

 

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Čtvrtek X 18, 2007

Meet NetBeans evangelists

The interesting thing about my team is that we are all located in different cities (we are based in US, Czech republic, Brazil and Australia). So we rarely meet all in person, but when it happens we have lots of fun. Check out this video from our trip to Karlstejn castle. And watch out, "NetBeans sechst kommt!" :)

Interview about NetBeans 6

Ed Ort interviewed me in Milan about NetBeans 6, Tech Days, NetBeans days, NetBeans community and related topics. It's a brief high-level overview and hopefully you can find some interesting information in the interview:

Středa X 10, 2007

NetBeans Podcast Episode #36

Tune in to:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #36 (25 min 57 sec, size: 15.6 MB)

 

Podcast feedback to: roman dot strobl at sun dot com.

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Čtvrtek IX 20, 2007

Interesting blogs entries about NetBeans 6 beta1

There's a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about NetBeans 6. I don't want to provide a boring list of blog entries, but instead choose several ones which I find particularly interesting.

1. A blog entry of an Oracle employee about NetBeans 6

Quote: At first glance, things look pretty nice... So I'm looking forward to playing with it.

2. A blog entry of an IBM employee about Ruby support in NetBeans

Although Patrick finds quite a few cons, he also writes: Quite usable, overall. Hat's off to the NetBeans folks! I'll probably start using it for one-off-ish Ruby work I do. 

3. Finally a blog entry from Ed Burnette (Eclipse ambassador) who once again compares NetBeans vs. Eclipse

Quote #1: While I’m not switching to NetBeans (or anything else) any time soon, I do find much to admire in this new release and the philosophy behind it. I had a hard time coming up with a good word to describe this but let’s call it: the NetBeans attitude.

Quote #2: Developer mindshare and loyalty is a fickle thing. Through its focus on one free open source product and one audience, NetBeans v6 may just be positioned to capture some more mindshare of its own.

Nice to see such comments from people I would not expect to consider NetBeans. Looks like NetBeans is well positioned for further growth :)

Pondělí IX 17, 2007

NetBeans Podcast Episode #35

NetBeans 6 beta1 is out and we have it covered in the last episode of NetBeans podcast:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #35 (30 min 37 sec, size: 18.3 MB)

Podcast feedback to: roman dot strobl at sun dot com.

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Pondělí IX 03, 2007

Using JNI with NetBeans C/C++ Pack

I recorded a new screencast which shows how to use the Java Native Interface. You will learn how to call native C code from a Java application. The demo was created using NetBeans 5.5.1 and C/C++ Pack for NetBeans 5.5.1. Enjoy!

 


Click on the screenshot to play the screencast

Úterý VIII 28, 2007

NetBeans Podcast Episode #34

Here we go again:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #34 (32 min 40 sec, size: 19.6 MB)

  • 0:00 Recap of Roman's trip to Denmark
  • 4:05 NetCAT call for participation
  • 6:30 Bloggers talking about how the NetBeans IDE has improved their productivity for developing Java web applications and for Rails applications
  • 9:06 Code for Freedom contest for students in India
  • 11:36 NetBeans TV has launched!
  • 14:01 Profile of a NetBeans Dream Team member: Wade Chandler
  • 16:08 NetBeans Visual Web Pack ideas
  • 17:59 Tutorial on using SQE
  • 20:08 GlassFish is the fastest open source application server.
  • 22:45 Reasons for using the NetBeans Mobility Pack
  • 23:32 New article on current books about NetBeans
  • 24:20 Module of the podcast: Perspectives
  • 28:27 The NetBeans Puzzler: If you think you know the answer to the new NetBeans Puzzler, send an email to gregg dot sporar at sun dot com. Put "NetBeans Puzzler" in the subject line. We will announce the prize winner on the next podcast - so send in an entry! Disclaimer: The deadline for this podcast's puzzler entries is Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 11:59 PM Greenwich Mean Time. If more than one correct entry is received then Gregg will draw one winner at random. Sun employees are not eligible, void where prohibited by law, and we cannot send mail to restricted places. And remember: the Puzzler questions are getting harder - but the prizes are getting better. :-) Check out this photo of winner Daniel Rhoden and his son Aidan holding up a new NetBeans USB drive:
  • Daniel and Aidan with NetBeans USB drive.
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Sobota VIII 18, 2007

Screenshot of the Week

 

Pátek VIII 10, 2007

NetBeans Podcast Episode #33

Tune in for the latest doze of NetBeans-related news:

NetBeans Podcast Episode #33 (29 min 06 sec, size: 17.5 MB)

  • 0:00 Roman and Gregg chatting about their summer activities, passports, and visas. :-)
  • 3:05 The latest nightly builds and status of the 6.0 beta release.
  • 6:22 Some interesting extensions of the NetBeans platform: Instant JChem and Boeing. Also, Geertjan has a blog entry with more details on Instant JChem.
  • 9:12 Excitement in the community about NetBeans Ruby support. A recent episode of the DrunkAndRetired podcast includes a review.
  • 11:13 After you listen to our interview with Tor, check out this written interview that Geertjan did with him.
  • 12:08 A podcast about Jarvis.
  • 13:58 Some very well written tutorials that were published recently: Installing the FindBugs plugin, building the JRuby source with the NetBeans IDE, and building the JEdit source with the NetBeans IDE. The second two include excellent information on setting up freeform projects in the NetBeans IDE.
  • 19:54 A nasty bug in the JDK affects NetBeans performance on Windows. Adam Bien has a blog entry on the topic.
  • 22:18 Modules of the Podcast: Open Laszlo support and Echo2 support
  • 23:45 NetBeans Puzzler: If you think you know the answer to the new NetBeans Puzzler, send an email to gregg dot sporar at sun dot com. Put "NetBeans Puzzler" in the subject line. We will announce the prize winner on the next podcast - so send in an entry! Disclaimer: The deadline for this podcast's puzzler entries is Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 11:59 PM Greenwich Mean Time. If more than one correct entry is received then Gregg will draw one winner at random. Sun employees are not eligible, void where prohibited by law, and we cannot send mail to restricted places. And remember: the Puzzler questions are getting harder - but the prizes are getting better. :-)
Podcast feedback to: roman dot strobl at sun dot com.

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