With each new version of the NetBeans Platform, there are useful new features that developers can use in their platform applications. And 7.2 is no exception to this rule. 🙂 There are a number of new features already available in the development builds for 7.2, in the Window System amongst others. The one feature that … Read moreBusy TopComponents
One of the fun things about using the latest development builds of the NetBeans IDE is discovering the small new features that make life easier. And of course letting everybody else know about them. 🙂 So today I was playing around with the latest development build for 7.2 (build 201203180400) and I found something small … Read moreNew Java Package View
There is one bug in the NetBeans IDE that has been my nemesis ever since upgrading to Windows Vista 64-bit back in the day: #177820. In short, this bug means that no output is shown when an application is executed with a 64-bit JVM. There is luckily a work-around – setting up the IDE to … Read more64-bit Bug: Squashed!
Originally all NetBeans Platform applications were built using the Ant-based build harness. And of course this option is still available in NetBeans 7.1. However, the IDE also has tool support for creating platform applications built with Maven, which was added in more recent versions. I have been working with the NetBeans Platform since 5.5 days, … Read moreMigrating my Mind to Maven (Part 1) – Packaging the Application
The NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing program (NetCAT) for NetBeans 7.2 kicked off today! This is an opportunity for community members to help make the NetBeans IDE even better, while meeting interesting people from around the world and learning a bit about how the NetBeans development and QA teams work. If you are interested in joining … Read moreNetCAT 7.2: Open for Business