Posted by joconner
on November 7, 2005 at 9:54 AM PST
NetBeans Day in Tokyo plays to a tough crowd, but I think they liked it.
Jeff Jackson, Greg Sporar, and others played to a tough crowd, but I think the message about NetBeans got across even if the jokes or short skits didn't. In the end, the message I got was this: NetBeans has come a long way very quickly, and there's no slowing it down. Everyone has their favorite editor, so I can't expect to change many opinions here. However, just to keep yourself up-to-date with what's going on, you owe it to yourself to evaluate NetBeans 5.0 .
Here are a few notable features that I noticed in NetBeans 5.0:
Members of the Java Studio Enterprise and Java Studio Creator teams were there too.
Of course, you can't have a Sun sponsored event without a new t-shirt or two. Jeff Jackson and others launched a few newly minted NetBeans shirts into the crowd:
As if the NetBeans guys understood that descriptions of code completion, server integration, and collaboration tools can get pretty dry, they cooled things down with a beer bash/reception afterwards: