Welcome to NetBeans Ruminations – my new blog about… the NetBeans IDE. 🙂 I have been writing articles about interesting NetBeans platform topics for a while now. But I have realised again that there is a wealth of incredible features in the NetBeans IDE that deserve mention. Features that truly help developers to be more productive. And so, just before the release of NetBeans 7.0, I have started writing this blog.