There's a plugin for NetBeans that supports the JMX API. It allows you to create and modify JMX MBeans through a wizard, to create unit tests for them, and to run an application and simultaneously attach to its JMX instrumentation. My colleague Jean-François Denise writes about this and more in a recent blog entry, with pointers to some excellent tutorials.
Creating JSF compliant web applications using a WSIWIG editor used to cost you. Not any more.
Last week we did a great developer event in Budapest. Lotsa pix! And a new NetBeans app building tutorial...and...and...
A few folks have asked how you move an application from the cluster build harness on 4.x to the 5.0 platform. The way I did it was to create a new module using the IDE, and just copy my source code in. Then use the IDE's facility for adding module dependencies based on what doesn't compile right away. Worked like a charm, except that ClearCase was a PITA about hijacked files (if you're a...
New Flash tutorials concerning NetBeans 5.0 available in french !!!
We want you.
Okay, that was shameless. I'm sorry. It's also not particularly accurate.
I just got out of a meeting with our recruiter, and I got to wondering about the difference between a recruiter's world view and an engineer's. They have a job requisition to fill, and they look for someone with the precise set of skills required for the job at hand.
In engineering, we'd rather look for a...
So at least one person appreciated my previous post on using JSTL in NetBeans. Here's an encore.
Is your JSP editor giving you headaches? I've got just what the doctor ordered.
Developing modules is so much easier in 5.0 that I caught myself sounding like a grumpy old man because we had it so much harder before.
Today, the NetBeans 5.0 Beta has hit the streets. If you've been waiting like me, now's the time to check it out. What's your favorite new feature? It may surprise you.
Once again, cross-platform development is just out of reach... that is, when thost "platforms" are IDEs, and the development is for plugins. With extra effort it is do-able; but how many will do it, at long as it requires extra effort?
Sometimes it's the little features of a release that can make a big difference, such as how adding varargs support in Java 5 cleans up my reflection code.
As promised, here's a recap of a simple module I built to help me test a bugfix.
Earlier this month I presented the history of Java, Sun's role in Free Open Source Software and the NetBeans IDE to Java students at San Francisco State University. They now know who James Gosling is and that an IDE is more than just a hard drive interface.
I've been playing with creating "follow-mode" for NetBeans. Is that a thing anybody wants?
A few people have mentioned that they would like better support or organizing import statements in NetBeans. So I wrote a module that does that (download available)...
Okay, the first half of that title is from a package of cashews I bought in a supermarket in Beijing - read on for some other gems. I've also been furiously updating the NetBeans developer FAQ - review appreciated.
Other folks have been blogging about the new support for NetBeans module development in the 5.0 stream. However, as the guy who put together the "cluster build harness" for (unofficially) supporting module development in 4.1, I just thought I'd chime in with my own words of praise.
If I were starting a project based on the netbeans platform now, I would not use my cluster build harness. I'd...
NetBeans Day at JavaChina was a success today; a plane over Siberia is the perfect place to fix bugs (all of the stuff from my previous blog about Navigator in NetBeans is now working again - read here for how to use them plus a recap & new items); lots of pictures from the road.
In a previous entry, I vented my frustration at scrambled JARs in the netbeans build process.
Well, they're gone.
I'd like to think I had some small part to play in that. I probably didn't, but I'll go on thinking I did :)