Building an update center for your NetBeans Platform application with Maven is easy – simply call the nbm:autoupdate goal from the parent folder. Unless you choose another outputDirectory, the updates.xml and nbms will be available in the target/netbeans_site folder after the goal is executed. The interesting tip is this: If you copy other nbms into … Read moreQuick Tip: Combining Update Centers with Maven
The NetCAT program is your chance to be involved in acceptance testing of the new version of the NetBeans IDE! NetCAT 7.3 was announced yesterday. If you are interested in joining this very dynamic group of volunteers that are passionate about the NetBeans IDE, read more here.
Another cool new feature in the latest development builds of the NetBeans IDE: a new source navigation view! At the bottom of the editor window, there is now a new panel showing you where you are in the source code. It shows you which class, method and block you are in. And by clicking on … Read moreNew Source Navigation Panel
I discovered another cool feature in the latest development builds of the NetBeans IDE. When viewing a pom.xml file in any Maven-based project, you can now see the effective pom. This means that the configuration inherited from one or more parent pom.xml files is shown in this view too. Very useful indeed!