NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #630 - Mar 10, 2014)
Project NewsIs NetBeans 8.0 Ready for Release?
NetBeans 8.0 GA is around the corner! But first, take the NetBeans Community Acceptance Survey and let the NetBeans team know if 8.0 is in great shape for a final release. Survey deadline is Tuesday, March 11th.
CalendarRegister for Java 8 Launch Webcast - March 25
Join Oracle and the Java developer and partner communities for the launch of Java 8. With a live webcast keynote and more than 35 screencasts, listen in, ask questions and learn how Java 8 can help you create the future.
Free Java Airhacks Event - Munich, March 26
Java EE expert Adam Bien wants to hear your toughest, most challenging Java questions. Join him at Munich Airport (yes, that's right!) for a free "airhacks" session around all things Java EE, SE and FX.
CommunityJavaOne 2014 Call for Proposals is Open
Don't keep your brilliant ideas to yourself--share them at JavaOne! The call-for-proposals for the 2014 conference is now open.
ArticlesIs Java Desktop Relevant in a Mobile-centric World?
Jason Wexbridge and Walter Nyland, authors of the newly published "NetBeans Platform for Beginners", discuss why they wrote the book and their thoughts on Java 8.Book Review: "NetBeans Platform for Beginners"
"Jason Wexbridge and Walter Nyland do an excellent job of starting with the fundamentals and bridging basic concepts with practical application." Read more in Vaughan Schmidt's blog!Emil Stoyanov: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features!
Maven dependency management and Local File History are just two of Emil Stoyanov's favorite NetBeans features. Find out what else the co-founder of Forschung-Direkt has on his list.
TutorialsTech Tip: License Headers in NetBeans
Gualtiero Testa outlines how to create custom license headers in the IDE.Video: NetBeans Code Completion's Popup List Box
Robert Liguori demoes how and when to open up the IDE's pop-up list box, and includes basic navigation tips.