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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #530 - Mar 26, 2012)

03.27.2012
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Project News

Take the NetBeans IDE 7.1 Satisfaction Survey!

Are you getting the best coding experience when using NetBeans IDE 7.1 or NetBeans IDE 7.1.1? Are there features or enhancements the NetBeans team should consider in future releases? Tell us in this short survey. It should only take about 3-5 minutes to complete.

Plugin: JTable Print Preview

Try out a recently updated plugin providing a print preview for JTables in NetBeans IDE.

Articles

Discussion: Why is Java EE 6 better than Spring?

Arun Gupta summarizes the advantages of Java EE 6 over Spring and unleashes an ongoing discussion! If you're wondering which of the two frameworks to use, this article, together with the many comments that follow, is a good place to start.

NetBeans PHP Team: New JavaScript Editor

Petr Pisl, a lead engineer in the NetBeans PHP Team, describes the work being done in creating a brand new JavaScript Editor for NetBeans IDE. He shows several screenshots of new features and asks for your help and feedback.

API Design Tip: Invisible Abstract Methods

Having an abstract class with a package private invisible abstract method effectively prevents anyone from subclassing it. Read on for a discussion on this topic by NetBeans API architect Jaroslav Tulach.

Calendar

March 28: Oracle Developer Day - Poland

Come to this free event in Warsaw... and, among other things, you'll see a lot of NetBeans in action.

March 30: Oracle Developer Day - Romania

In Cluj, this coming Friday, another free Oracle Developer Day will be held, where NetBeans will be featured in many demos and sessions.

Training

NetBeans Course at Bielefeld University

Another NetBeans Platform course was recently held at Bielefeld University, where several large applications in the bioinformatics field have already been developed on the NetBeans Platform. Read all about them here.

NetBeans Course at Wageningen University

A free NetBeans Platform course is scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 April, 2012, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. If you're in the area, you're welcome to join in.

Tutorials

Video: Setting Up NetBeans SOA and XML Tools

When working with XML and SOA, many small and helpful visual tools and code generators are available in NetBeans IDE, assuming you have installed the related plugins. Watch this new video that teaches you everything you need to know.

Video: Touch Enabled SVG UI for Java ME

This screencast demonstrates how to develop an application that works on most Java ME-based touch screen devices using scalable vector graphics (SVG) user interface widgets with NetBeans IDE.

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