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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #570 - Jan 14, 2013 )

01.15.2013
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Project News

Videos of New NetBeans HTML5 Features

The new NetBeans Web Client blog lists a number of videos, from JavaOne 2012, that provide excellent introductions to the new HTML5 features that will be part of NetBeans IDE 7.3.

Plugin: Dark Theme for NetBeans IDE

A new plugin is available for NetBeans IDE 7.3, providing a dark theme for the Nimbus look and feel.

Articles

Java Experts on the State of Java

Janice Heiss interviews Java experts Adam Bien, Kirk Pepperdine, Charles Nutter, and Simon Ritter, who share their perspectives on Java today.

Writing a Tile Engine in JavaFX

Toni Epple, NetBeans governance board member and NetBeans Dream Team member, presents an extensive article on lessons learned with JavaFX and game programming.

Mathematical Application in Java

TeaCat is a dynamic mathematical application created on the NetBeans Platform, which aims to enable high school students to experiment with and to exercise a variety of mathematical topics.

Community

Community Interview: Michael Müller

Meet Michael Müller, a developer in Germany, who blogs, codes, thinks, and ping pongs with NetBeans IDE!

Reflections on JavaOne 2012 by the NetBeans Community (Part 4)

Gail and Paul Anderson had a great time at JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco and in Brazil, where they talked about the NetBeans Platform and its usage in the context of JavaFX.

Books

New Book: PHP Application Development with NetBeans IDE

NetBeans has many features that greatly simplify PHP development, and with its several features and great flexibility, PHP developers can become overwhelmed by the IDE's options. This new book provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to take control of the environment and make use of these features to make your PHP application development more efficient and productive than ever before.

Blogs

NetBeans IDE 7.3: Hierarchy Inspection Enhancements

A very useful new feature in NetBeans IDE 7.3 lets you make better use of the IDE, thanks to the new Hierarchy window and its integration with other IDE features.

Sort Line Tools Plugin

Benno Markiewicz blogs on the "sort line tools" plugin, which sorts lines spanned by selection in ascending/descending (in-)case-sensitive order and removes duplicate lines while sorting.

JSF Tips & Tricks by John Yeary

Check out NetBeans Dream Team member John Yeary's blog for his latest tips and tricks for working with JSF.

Nicer tabs for NetBeans IDE

A quick tip for switching to the standard Swing JTabbedPanes in NetBeans IDE, which can be helpful when using different looks and feels.

Tutorials

Getting Started with Gradle

Attila Kelemen presents a complete guide to all the features of his NetBeans plugin for Gradle.

Getting Started with Apache Click

Hantsy Bai introduces the support he's created for Apache Click in NetBeans IDE.

Video Tutorial: How To Make A PHP Login System

In this tutorial you are shown how to make a simple login system with NetBeans IDE using PHP/MySQL without the use of any frameworks.

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