"Why NetBeans?" is the name of my newest flash presentation, which covers 10 reasons why I think NetBeans is a great IDE. The presentation is divided into two parts and in the first part I talk about following topics:
1. Matisse GUI Builder
2. Ant-based projects
3. NetBeans Profiler
4. NetBeans Platform
So if you are a member of NetBeans community you will probably know these features well (all 4 demos are about features included in NetBeans 5.0). I think this preso is really useful for newcomers to NetBeans - but perhaps you can learn a trick or two from the demos, too, even though you know NetBeans well.
The second part of the presentation is in the works and will cover following topics:
6. Java EE 5
7. Mobility Pack
8. SOA Tools
9. Visual Web Pack
10. Open Source Community
So except for number 10 these topics are 5.5-related and I'll talk about the new cool features... stay tuned for part 2. For now, you can play part 1:
Click to start the flash presentation
I am also preparing an overview of NetBeans 5.5 features which will be published short after the release at Javalobby.