Recently, got an opportunity to do some implementation using Ajax and PHP. Having previously used NetBeans IDE 6.1/6.5 for PHP, it was an obvious choice to come back to NetBeans IDE again.
Although, I am yet to download the latest version, I am currently using 6.8 and I enjoyed every bit of it, while playing with CSS and jQuery for the first time, while implementing Ajax with PHP.
As I am gonna stay with PHP for sometime now, so I guess I better get my NetBeans IDE upgraded, before I miss out on any useful features.
It’s good to be back
As I am no longer associated to any OSS activity (esp. NetBeans) for past few months. I think I will focus on other blog(s), where I am still active and blogging related to key learnings at my workplace.
Also, I have left twitter for good, I am bored of tweet-world as I no longer feel the need to do it. Anyways, enjoy the Fifa World Cup 2010, Grand Finale is near and I hope to see Netherlands pick the trophy this weekend.
By the way, you can get back in touch by emailing to diehard DOT coder AT gmail DOT com Anyways, it was great fun blogging for NetBeans and related FOSS technologies. Hope to see you follow my other blog (PrayogShala), where I am doing Shell Scripting rather than NetBeaning
Well, I have downloaded the source code for NetBeans Platform 6.X, as well as two JDK’s [1.5.0_22 - 64bit, 1.6.0_18 - 32bit] on Windows 7 – 64bit OS. Assuming ANT_HOME, JAVA_HOME set properly and added to PATH.
It’s not necessary that you download the same JDK’s, however it’s necessary to have a copy of JDK 5 and 6. Because some versions of NetBeans code are built using JDK 5, while v6.8 can be built using JDK 6.
Steps To Be Followed
- Extracted the source code of NetBeans Platform 6.X under MyRCP\NbRcp_6X on my OS.
- cd some\path\to\MyRCP\NbRcp_6X
- cd nbbuild
- ant -Dcluster.config=platform build-platform -Dnbjdk.home=”%JAVA_HOME%”
ant -Dcluster.config=platform build-platform -Dpermit.jdk6.builds=true
- Zip the netbeans directory created under MyRCP\NbRcp_6X\nbbuild directory and extract it wherever necessary/version-control the netbeans directory.
There you go, you have build your own RCP. Go, get started by adding the newly built platform in your NetBeans 6.X Platform Manager.
After buying my new laptop, I thought of getting back to NetBeans IDE and test it on pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my system.
Looks good so far, finally I have a system with indefinite RAM (pun intended) for NetBeans IDE to run smoothly. Really, its a big relief for me..
By the way, it’s been a long time, since I followed the NB Community that closely as I used to did more than a year ago.. Anyways, hope to update myself on latest version of NetBeans IDE and related news..
Yes, I did came to know about Oracle plans for NetBeans through Planet NetBeans.. Glad to know that JavaOne might take place in India, sometime in future. Also, hoping that Sun Tech Days take place in Hyderabad next month, as I am eagerly waiting for it..
Few months back,
Update: 23rd Dec, 2009
uCertify writes special blog entries for their PrepKit reviewers.
Have a look at blog about my review.
See ya later..
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Starting today the clock is running towards the submission deadline for the Jazoon’10 Call for Papers. Java and Open Source Experts from all over the world are called upon to actively participate in the steering of the program of Jazoon’10.
Proposals for short (20 minutes) and long talks (50 minutes) can be submitted within the scope of the technical sessions until 3 February 2010. Presentations can be held individually or together with a co-speaker. Speakers profit from preferential terms – details to be found here. Proposals for Jazoon Rookie (20 minutes) can be submitted until 4 April 2010. Participating criteria and benefits can be found here.
I am making a comeback on this blog with this post, hope to continue doing, what I love doing..
This year, I received an email from Packt Publishing, inviting me to review one of the books based on NetBeans IDE, Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6. I was quite excited about this opportunity and after exchanging few mails with their Market Research Executive, accepted the invitation.
After nearly 2 months, I was able to finish reading the book and here’s my review of the book. Read it carefully and I feel you would enjoy reading the book as I did, because of its easy reading style and effectiveness of communicating complex topics.