I've been playing with creating "follow-mode" for NetBeans - essentially the ability to have a multi-column editor, emacs-style.
Is that a thing anybody wants?
I've written some (admittedly crude) patches that do the very basics; doing it right would be considerably more work (lots of little things like making sure you can
A few people have mentioned that they would like to see better support for managing import statements in NetBeans.
Okay, the first half of that title is from a package of cashews I bought in a supermarket in Beijing. I had dinner in a restaurant the other night, where, on the menu was a dish called "The Tile Pot Loves the Fatty Intestine" (I'm afraid I didn't order it).
Andreas Schaefer writes an interesting blog about design patterns. I don't agree completely. Everyone uses patterns. But getting excited about it is a little like getting excited about the fact that I breathe through my nose. Anyway, it's good to read some free thinking on this subject.
Well, I am shamed - some months ago I mentioned that I'd started work on a Usages Tree view for NetBeans. I started on the project, and shelved it with the hundreds of other weekend coding projects I have.
St. Petersburg is a beautiful city! Other than the nightly battles with mosquitos in my hotel room, the trip was excellent. I spent a week meeting with engineers who are working on NetBeans plugins, and finally got to meet a lot of people I'd conversed with via email.
For a while now, I've been thinking a refactoring I've never seen would be useful.
Zdravstvujte - huh?? It's my best attempt at converting the formal form of "hello" in Russian into the western alphabet. I am leaving tomorrow for St. Petersburg, to give some talks on NetBeans 5.0 and module development there. If you're a developer and interested in NetBeans and in St.
In its rich history, NetBeans has grown various command-line options that affect how some things work or look.