Glad to know that you liked my blog and are interested to know, what all I have done for the NetBeans Community. This page is dedicated to what I learn, when I explore NetBeans!
Following is the Table of Contents section, that lists what in store for all of you and further below, its about the NetBeans IDE.
Table Of Contents -
- Generic Language Framework
- Quest for Better IDE
- Tryst with Platform
- FaceOff with JavaServerFaces
- PHP Editor Hyperlinks Review
Now, let us take a look at the sections on various aspects of my participation in this successful project.
The only IDE you need! Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.
What I like about NetBeans?
I am listing the features that I use since NB 6.0! First and foremost, it has to be Java SE, its editor support, key bindings, live code templates, debugging are just the icing over the cake ;) Here are some more-
- Wrapping the Platform within the IDE without affecting the IDE, is an excellent job by developers over past few years.
- Context-aware functionalities, be it Actions (either on Nodes, Editor, Project etc.) or New File Wizards.
- NetBeans Platform (still I’m new into this, but liking it)- Reloading Target Instance (if its already running), i.e. AutoUpdate!
- Alt-F7 (Find Usages), Editor Fold utility, Alt-Shift-F (Auto Format), Ctrl-Shift-I, Alt-Insert and few more…
- NetBeans Config file- netbeans.conf
- Versioning support, its editor support.
- Plugin, Libraries Manager
- GUI Builder
List is still longer, I can’t remember any more features as of now. So, thats it for now!
What do I like most about the Community?
Documentation, mailing lists, community portal and cool website! Web Team doing a fantastic job, as well as, NetBeans Dream Team, as they are readily available on mailing lists. Prompt replies from experienced users is the best thing anyone can ask for.
I was gifted the following books by people who have played an important role in my life and I thank (see Acknowledgements) them for letting me read these books, free of cost.
Thank you, James Branam
Thank you, Bruno F. Souza
This blog is close to my heart as I had never thought I would reach this far within 6 months (Apr-Sep 2008). So, to make the 100th post special, I had requested 5 people from Blogosphere to be my “Special Guest” and blog as a part of the countdown to the 100th post.
So, have a look at those special guests, Adam Bien, Gregg Sporar, Geertjan Wielenga, Fabrizio Giudici and James Branam.
Later on, I had invited Jiri Kovalsky to be my “Special Guest” during NetBeans Birthday Bash (Read following section).
Here’s a list of blogs I wrote to mark the celebration of the NetBeans 10th Birthday.
- 10 Days, 10th Birthday
- 10 Tips and Tricks
- Celebrate Birthday and Get Certified
- Birthday Party Begins
- Day 2, Greetings from Prague
- Day 3, Community Docs and NetBeans Logos
- Day 4, Get Trained and Assure Quality
- Java 6u10 and NetBeans Build
- Day 5, Evangelists and Brazil Greetings
- Special Guest: Jiri Kovalsky
- Final Acknowledgements
NetCAT 6.5 Participant
I had participated in NetCAT 6.5 and as it came to end, I wrote my final weekly report of NetCAT activities featuring results, ranking, greetings and blog summary. Also, there was a special of mention of this report in NetBeans Weekly Newsletter.
Finally, applauding NetCAT Coordinator and QA Team. Also, a week later QA Team said, “Thank you very much“.
Updated- Dec 06, 2008
To be Continued…