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Bonjour, comment Java? So tomorrow is the big show from Apple. Many rumors, as usual, many of them related to the Intel processors. So if this is real tomorrow (I am not saying anything more than "if..."), then you should know that the combination of NetBeans 5.0 and the Sun J2EE 1.4 Application Server has been already tested on the Mac/Intel platform.  In fact, I fixed a P2 bug (unable to...
on Jan 9, 2006
Cejug-Classifieds have become popular these days and several new developers have asked about how to configure their development environment. I first tried the traditional way publishing some documents such as the Reference Guide and posting detailed messages in the developers mailing list. That effort revealed itself weak and many developers remain out of work just because they don't have much...
on Dec 19, 2005
I'm here in Brazil to kick off the Desafio NetBeans, the NetBeans plug-in writing contest. A training company down here, that I've worked with, GlobalCode is running the contest, and Sun is supplying the prizes - three expense-paid trips to the JavaOne conference in San Francisco in May. It's country-wide, and open to all Brazillian Java developers. It's a lot of fun to be helping put together...
on Nov 25, 2005
Bonjour, If you want to learn more about EJB 3.0, Persistence, Annotations, NetBeans, GlassFish, Java EE 5, JSF, Crud, Ajax, Ease of Development, Java BluePrints, and you are around Antwerp (Belgium) in December 2005, you need to attend Javapolis 2005. This year, there is a Development Tools day, and NetBeans will be well represented. I will be presenting the current status of both the...
on Nov 21, 2005
I'm still having way too much fun writing the extensible Gimp-like image viewer tutorial code (well, if I keep this up I'm just going to have to admit that it's taking on a life of its own...). And I write a lot of random logging code that looks like: doSomething (rect.x, rect.y, rect.width, rect.height); Try this in NetBeans 5.0: Open the options window, go to Editor | Code Templates. Click...
on Nov 21, 2005
I recently discovered Sudoku and decided I'd use NetBeans 5.0 to develop a Java version of the game. I thought it would be a good way for me to play with the latest NetBeans and its new GUI layout tool called Matisse. Turns out Matisse is easy to use, and seems to do the right thing most of the time. However, I do not like IDEs that generate code that is surrounded with "Do not edit this section...
on Oct 31, 2005
Bonjour, comment Java? Yesterday The announcement of the collaboration between Sun and Google has been well received and talked about. So what about NetBeans and Google? I wanted to test the new NetBeans 5.0 Beta wizards to develop  new NetBeans modules, and guess what  I was able to do in 16 minutes? Well, a Google search Toolbar inside the NetBeans toolbar... See the result...
on Oct 5, 2005
Eclipse released the 3.1.1 maintenance release today with no API changes, and over 200 bug fixes. (Nice release notes.) I have been using 3.2M1, but I think I'll drop back and get a little more stability... and compatibility with lots of plugins that are targeting the 3.1 release, many of them available through auto-update. Also, eclipse.org has been redesigned, and your feedback is welcomed....
on Oct 3, 2005
EclipseCon scheduled for March 20-23, 2006 has adopted an open and transparent call for participation policy. All submissions are being handled via a modified Bugzilla system known as Eclipsezilla. "Anyone in the community (including you) is welcome to review the submissions, ask for more information, provide comments and critiques, and even vote on which ones you'd like to see at the conference...
on Sep 30, 2005
NetBeans 5.0 beta is now available and can be downloaded here. I've been using NetBeans 4.1 for almost a year now and in the process of installing beta version. Here are the key advertised features: Improved GUI builder (Matisse). Check out this cool demo of GUI building capabilities. JBoss 4 and WebLogic 9 are now supported in addition to Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Improved...
on Sep 29, 2005
Bonjour, comment Java?  GlassFish Open Source Java EE 5 Application Server or NetBeans 5.0 Beta IDE,  running on a PlayStation Portable PSP? ...Not yet: you would need a Java VM implementation on this exciting new platform...Anyone aware of such an effort? The good news is that you can now install both the GlassFish application server or the latest beta of NetBeans IDE on...
on Sep 28, 2005
Last week, Kohsuke Kawaguchi suggested that we could use GraphViz to generate class diagrams automatically. This idea caught my imagination. I've been looking for a readily-available set of test data a for JDigraph, plus an excuse to invest time in digraph visualization for another project that uses SVG. Class diagrams are a great fit. I used methods on Class to populate a Digraph with Classes...
on Aug 11, 2005
We are blessed with many great IDE choices for developing our code... and now we're beginning to see glimpses environments that will help us maintain deployed applications When the dot.com boom went bust, I was fortunate enough to land a job as an enterprise architect in the development and production support group of a mid-sized corporation. After a career in R&D, I found myself in...
on Aug 2, 2005
Eclipse 3.1 was released today There is an updated release schedule page that now lists each Eclipse project and the anticipated release date of 3.1 compatible plugins. This information is useful and was very hard to piece together before. The availability announced is: Eclipse 3.1 - Now Test and Performance Tools - Soon Web Tools Platform - week of July 25 Business Intelligence and Reporting...
on Jun 29, 2005
Bonjour, comment Java? Today, I'll be talking at Java One about the Java EE 5 specifications, how it simplifies the life of developers, and what a developer can expect from  the Tools side  to help them even more...If you are around, see TS 7725. For the others, here are some preview images of what NetBeans could offer soon, targetting Java EE 5 servers, like for example the new kid...
on Jun 28, 2005
Five years ago this week, we put the final touches on the initial NetBeans.org website. It wasn't as pretty as it is today, but watching it go live - and getting our first patch within a few hours of going live - was an incredible moment. If you're in the San Francisco area, you can come join us this Sunday for NetBeans Day (free, whether you're going to JavaONE or not). If you work at Sun,...
on Jun 25, 2005
I had heard recently from someone, yet again, that "contorting" maven to allow for multiple source directories was inconvenient, if not an outright chore. Unfortunately, when people ask if maven "supports" multiple source dirs, the mavenites take the question sometimes too literally (not realizing that one who asks rarely knows exactly what to ask for -- as many an instructor would attest)...
on May 9, 2005
I've spent the last week in Brazil, doing some talks about NetBeans, how to write plug-ins, etc. What a lovely country! And so much enthusiasm for Java, open source and NetBeans! Having all this time in airports and planes has given me a chance to work on the new editor hints plug-in for NetBeans. This module provides unobtrusive features in the editor that let you add casts, implement...
on Apr 14, 2005
A little background: At a conference some time ago (ommitting details, protecting innocents), a self-proclaimed Java / Open Source advocate Speaker was commenting on his build process: with a gleam of pride in the eye, he described a complicated (and "cool") system of symbolic links to keep things organized and current. End users? Downloading the most recent jars should keep you in good...
on Apr 11, 2005
Little known to most people who've tried to put a JMF application together is the fact that it seems to now be completely unsupported by Sun. Admittedly, it's a tough API to code for. Codecs are almost unanimously covered by restrictive copyright and royalty agreements, and those that Sun could round up to implement require a great deal of processing power (not to mention the interface with...
on Apr 10, 2005