Monday Mar 23, 2009

NetBeans 6.5.1 Now Available... NetBeans 6.7 Getting Ready

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Two news items for the cost of one:

First an Announcement of the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5.1. This is a minor release that bundles GlassFish v2.1 instead of GlassFish v2 and incorporates NB 6.5 Patches and other Bug fixes.

Check out the Full Details, and then you can go to the Download Page.

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The second is a call for participation in NB 6.7 NetCAT. NetBeans 6.7 (previously 7.0) is the release targeted for JavaOne; it recently released M2 (Download, Details) and its features include Ergonomic IDE and even better non-Java language support, including PHP, C/C++, Ruby/Rails and Groovy/Grails.

NB 6.7 follows NB 6.1 (Apr 08) and NB 6.5 (Nov 08)

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Sunday Dec 14, 2008

New Grails Tutorial - And Other Grails and Groovy Adoption

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NetBeans continues to add support for Groovy and Grails as well as new tutorials. Check the Intro to Groovy, the NetBeans.TV Screencast and the new Introduction to Grails (thanks to Charles for the tip).

Since Groovy fits very easily into Java it is easy to use with GlassFish: see Alexis' Zero to Grails in 5 and the GFv3 Prelude Docs. Also check out GroovyBlogs - Glen Smith has been running it on GlassFish v2 (Netcraft Report) for several months.

There is a clear resurgence of scripting on JVM and Groovy was very popular at Devoxx last week (see Sven's photo of the Whiteboard) - with the usual note on Sampling Errors! Related entries at TheAquarium are tagged scripting.

Sunday Nov 02, 2008

NetBeans 6.5 RC Available

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NetBeans 6.5 is scheduled to be released on November 20th (see Roadmap). NB 6.5 includes many new features and is the first NB release to include GlassFish v3 (Prelude); you can help its quality by testing the latest Release Candidate.

Check out:

Overall Information on the RC release.
• Latest New and Noteworthy features - also see those of previous milestones, M1 and M2.
Download site for sun-distributed builds
Community-Localized builds (thanks to katakai for the tip)

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

... Seam and Terracotta with GlassFish, JBoss new Portal, EJB Timers, NB 6.5 Builds, Android as FOSS

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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More frameworks come with GlassFish support out-of-the-box. Seam 2.1.0 GA is out and GF support is now explicitly mentioned ([1], [2]), and Terracotta 2.7 is out, also with GlassFish support ([2]).

JBoss announces a new relationship with Magnolia (website). The tip landed in my inbox as a "new JBoss portal strategy" and there seems to be some angle there as JBoss.org is switching from the JBoss portal to Magnolia Enterprise, but I think of Magnolia as mostly a CMS product rather than a portal, so will keep an eye on more details. See Announcement.

NetBeans continues to get closer to NB 6.5. The community builds with the multiple localizations are now available for review and feedback - check out Masaki-san's writeup.

GlassFish v3 Prelude includes support for the EJB 3.1 draft through the new update center, and Marina has modified instructions on how to Use the EJB Timer (small modification from previous instructions).

And, as Android becomes more real, Google has Open Sourced it.

Saturday Aug 16, 2008

... NetBeans Ruby, JSF 2.0 Events, CallFlow in Sailfin, Phobos and jMaki, JavaFX Ask-the-Experts, xVM Server Demo ... and Solar Farms

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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The Tutorial Divas have been updating their Ruby tutorials to the forthcoming NetBeans 6.5 release that includes GlassFish v3 Prelude. They have comments on the key tutorials: Setup, Getting Started and Ruby Weblog in 10 Minutes. Check their Getting Started with NetBeans Ruby 6.5.

Ryan continues his series on JSF 2.0 new features with a Practical Example of the JSF 2.0 Event System. Ryan's previous 7 entries cover all the main features in JSF 2.0 (including the Event system) and are collected in This TA Spotlight.

Back in March, Yamini wrote an entry on how to use the CallFlow Monitoring in SailFin and now has a followup with an FAQ on CallFlow. Expect more coverage on SailFin as the product moves towards its final release at the end of the year.

From Roberto, a new Enterprise Tech Tip on Building An Ajax-Enabled Web Application Using Phobos and jMaki.

From the JavaFX team, an invitation to participate next week in an Ask-the-Experts session. This is a Q&A format via email, with replies summarized and available for later use. Check Rita's Note, or go directly to the Ask the Experts website.

From Steve a screencast of a Live xVM Server Demo.

And, for something different, from The New York Times, a report on two very large Solar Farms in California. One step at a time...