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NetBeans Weekly News (Issue #562 - Nov 06, 2012)

11.06.2012
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Project News

Give Your Feedback About NetBeans IDE 7.2!

Are you getting the best coding experience when using NetBeans IDE 7.2 or NetBeans IDE 7.2.1? 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: Gradle Support

You can now install the excellent NetBeans Gradle plugin by Attila Kelemen by going to Tools | Plugins in NetBeans IDE 7.2!

Community

20th NetBeans Governance Board: Anton Epple and Hermien Pellissier

The 20th NetBeans Governance Board Election is over. Congratulations to the new community members of the board, Anton Epple and Hermien Pellissier!

Reflections on JavaOne 2012 by the NetBeans Community

The NetBeans community turned out in full strength at JavaOne this year. From packed out sessions at NetBeans Day to NetBeans-oriented panel discussions throughout JavaOne, NetBeans users were everywhere. In this article, some of them reflect on what they experienced at JavaOne!

NetBeans Poll: Your Biggest Projects in NetBeans IDE

What's the biggest project you've developed using NetBeans IDE? Let the NetBeans Team know via the latest community poll.

Articles

Project Easel for Easy HTML5 debugging

Mark Stephens discusses the new support NetBeans IDE 7.3 provides for HTML5 development.

How to Get Involved in Open Source Projects

John Yeary, NetBeans Dream Team member and Greenville JUG leader, writes: "If you want to participate in any project, or technology just ask. The smart project owners/leads will find a place in their project for you. And, eventually, you may lead your own project."

UNHCR Receives Duke's Choice Award

Read about what the UNHCR is doing with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform to help refugees, which won them a Duke's Choice Award at the recent JavaOne 2012.

PHP Application Development with NetBeans

A book review of a brand new technical book on PHP development with NetBeans IDE.

Calendar

November: NetBeans at Devoxx

Petr Jiricka, NetBeans Java EE team lead, hosts a session at Devoxx where he will discuss how Java EE 7 will enable both incremental improvements of existing tools, as well as new tools that support the new application model.

December: NetBeans at JDays Sweden

Geertjan Wielenga, NetBeans product manager, will show how NetBeans IDE makes Java EE development with Maven a simple and painless task!

Blogs

Unified Maven View

Install a new plugin into NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta and all Maven submodules will be merged into the Maven parent's node hierarchy.

Overridable Method Call in Constructor

Dustin Marx, who always provides great tips on Java editor usage in NetBeans IDE, looks at why having an overridable method called from a parent class's constructor is not a good idea and how NetBeans can help.

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