During an average day working on an Ant-based NetBeans Platform application, a developer would constantly use the project actions such as “Build”, “Clean” and “Test” in the NetBeans IDE. But when the application needs to be built on a build server, a way needs to be found to perform these actions from the command line. … Read moreBuilding a NetBeans Platform Application from the Command Line
A recent question on the NetBeans Platform Users forum made me think again about the layer file and its current place in the platform. And so I decided to write this post. Note that this post is about the NetBeans Platform, and specifically version 7.1. The layer file used to be the place where almost … Read moreThe Life and Times of the Layer File
One of the new features of the NetBeans IDE in version 7.1 is the Visual Debugger. The Visual Debugger allows you to easily find the source code for GUI components. Read the tutorial Using the Visual Debugger in NetBeans IDE for more information.
NetBeans 7.1 has been released! Read more about the new version in Geertjan’s news report. Edit: Also read Geertjan’s blog post.