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Fabrizio Giudici02/07/09
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Reading EXIF and IPTC with Mistral

While you may have seen me blogging and posting stories about my main projects, I've realized that some of the smaller subprojects didn't receive much attention from me in the last year. For instance Mistral, which is a meta-framework for imaging....

Geertjan Wielenga01/31/09
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Conversation with MUFIX Java Community Leaders in Egypt

An interview with Hamada Zahera, Abbas Adel, and Ahmed Tanahy from Menufia University in Egypt, who set up their own Java community at their university some years ago.

troy giunipero01/31/09
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100 NetBeans IDE Tips and Tricks

 I was mainly interested in tricks for editor support, like code completion and keyboard shortcuts, and time saving techniques in general. Here are some useful examples: ...

Geertjan Wielenga01/30/09
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Interview: Google Protocol Buffer Plugin for NetBeans IDE

One of the students in the recent NetBeans Platform Certified Training in Warsaw, Piotr Tabor, has been working on a very interesting certification project: treating NetBeans IDE as a tools platform, he's created features for working with Google Protocol...

Harris Goldstone01/30/09
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Tip: Importing Images into NetBeans

In the 6.5 release I noticed I can import images in two ways:Drag image from outside NetBeans into a project (e.g., a package) in Projects window.Copy an image outside NetBeans (so it is now on clipboard), then paste it onto a package and then it is added....

Geertjan Wielenga01/29/09
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NetBeans.tv Rocks Again: Dummy's Guide to Wicket

I realized, while in Egypt recently, that Struts, JSF, and Spring still dominate much of the world, though less so in the US and Europe. To help fix this information lag, here's a screencast that introduces Wicket, focusing on its distinguishing features and...

Fabrizio Giudici01/28/09
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Designing APIs on the NetBeans Platform (Part 0): The Metadata API

With this article I'm starting a new series of posts about the NetBeans Platform. It's about how I designed (and am still designing) a specific API of the blueMarine project that is completely self-contained (thus it's a good matter for teaching) and thought...

Geertjan Wielenga01/28/09
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Interview: Becoming a NetBeans Platform Trainer

Thomas Würthinger is a researcher and PhD student at the Institute for System Software at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His main research interests are virtual machines, modular programming, and visualization tools. Recently, he developed a...

troy giunipero01/27/09
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Adding a YUI Sortable DataTable to a NetBeans Web Project

This exercise demonstrates how to add a sortable YUI DataTable to a web page. As Yahoo! UI's demo page states,

Geertjan Wielenga01/27/09
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Animated JavaFX Meets the NetBeans Platform

I was talking to a NetBeans Platform customer last night, about Josh Marinacci's instructions for integrating JavaFX into Java applications. "Where," we wondered, "would doing that make sense?" Then we remembered that one of the new...

Amit Saha01/24/09
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NetBeans IDE + virtualenv = Your Python Experimental Bed

virtualenv is a tool to build sandbox(ed) or isolated Python environments. Using it you can create multiple isolated Python development environments each with their own isolated 'site-packages', which basically means giving yourself a playground which you...

Jiri Rechtacek01/23/09
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How to Quietly Disable NetBeans Modules at Runtime Programmatically

I received an inquiry from a user of the NetBeans Platform: he wants to know of a way to disable one or more modules in a running application built on the NetBeans Platform. In addition, this should happen silently, i.e. with no end-user intervention or any...

Amit Saha01/23/09
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DTrace + NetBeans IDE + Python!

The DTrace plugin for NetBeans IDE brings the DTrace Toolkit and DTrace Chime to NetBeans on OpenSolaris. The DTrace toolkit ships with some utility scripts to talk with the Python DTrace providers.

Harris Goldstone01/22/09
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NetBeans.tv Rocks Again: Understanding the JavaFX Scene Graph

NetBeans.tv is one of the BEST things the NetBeans Team has created. Hope whoever is behind it gets a raise! I love the movies there and the site itself is very snappy. Here's the latest movie I found there, about JavaFX, it's pretty nice:

Amit Saha01/22/09
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Hatching Python Eggs from NetBeans IDE

Support for building Python eggs  (IZ #150283) from NetBeans IDE is now available in the repository. (Refer this link to see how you can clone the repository and build the Python bits).