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Blog Archive for evanx during May 2006

This is Part 3 of my notes and impressions from Netbeans Day (South Africa), held in Johannesburg this week, and covers Sang Shin's talk "What makes Netbeans the best IDE for Java EE Development?" (See Part 1 about Netbeans IDE 5.0 features, and Part 2 on Netbeans RCP). Health warning: the italic text is just me rambling and so should probably be skipped. Sang Shin is a Java evangelist from...
See Part 1 about Geertan's talk on the distinguishing features of Netbeans 5.0. Geertjan reminded us that the Netbeans IDE, and other Sun developer tools like Creator, are built on the Netbeans RCP (Rich Client Platform). The Netbeans IDE is a Netbeans RCP "module suite." If you remove all the modules in Netbeans IDE, you get left with a shell which is the Netbeans RCP. This provides a...
Health warning: the italic text is just me rambling and so should probably be skipped. Today was a lovely sunny day in johannesburg, as usual! i'm in "joburg" visiting family (for a month or two), which is perfect timing, with Netbeans Day being today in joburg! As agreed with my mother (the one with the car), i was up at 7am so as to be ready to leave at 730. (My mother was up at 5am for gym...
Like all CodeBoys on the Java frontier, I listen to the JavaPosse.com religiously. It's a great show innit! So I wrote in to JavaPosse's "If I was king of Java" suggestion-box (episode 49) that I would introduce "explicit reflection" which might be used as below. <b>public class</b> MyPanel <b>extends</b> JPanel {   JButton myButton = <b>new</b>...