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September 27, 2010

NetBeans and Maven – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 1:56 pm
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A few months ago, I was reading the book “Wicket in Action”. I was new to Wicket and Maven then. I followed the instructions given in the book to create a maven project. The book went one step further and explained how to create eclipse and idea projects from the pom, but nothing was mentioned about NetBeans. I felt sad that there is no maven plugin out there to create projects that NetBeans can understand.

But later when I realized that there is no such need to create Netbeans projects from Maven pom, I was thrilled. Maven, is a first class citizen in NetBeans. Any Maven project “is a” NetBeans project.

Over the months, as I continued to learn and use Maven, NetBeans made the the learning curve easy. So I thought of putting up this post to benefit new Maven users.

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September 11, 2010

Book Review: NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developers Guide

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 5:19 am
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As I started reading a couple of chapters, I got impressed with the way the content is delivered.

The book starts with the traditional “Hello World” module and takes the reader to the advanced topics in an elegant and seamless manner. The author makes good use of screenshots which will help the beginners a lot.

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August 26, 2009

What UML Tools do you use?

Filed under: eclipse,general,netbeans — James @ 3:48 pm
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Poll: What UML Tools do you use?

Most popular Subversion clients

Subversion is a very popular version control system. As a result, subversion has a wide array of client tools which makes life difficult for us, the users. So we wanted to know what our readers actually use and here is the summary of their opinions. Read more from SolitaryGeek.

July 28, 2009

NetBeans 6.7 – A quick glance

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 4:38 pm
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NetBeans 6.7 has been out for quite a while. It has got some cool new features like Hudson Integration, Issue tracker integration etc. Learn more about these features from this solitarygeek.com post.

February 4, 2009

Getting NetBeans ready for work on Ubuntu 8.10

Filed under: netbeans,ubuntu,unix-linux — James @ 4:39 pm
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Now that you have upgraded from Windows to Ubuntu (like me :-) ), let’s see how to setup NetBeans quickly on your new Ubuntu machine without wasting much time.

Step 1: Install JDK

Install jdk on your machine using the super easy install option in Ubuntu. Open the terminal and type:

 
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
 

This will install the latest jdk available in the Ubuntu repository. This is cool because, you need not worry about updating your jdk whenever a new release is available. Your system’s “Update Manager” will take care of the rest.

Once the jdk is downloaded, you will be prompted to agree a license agreement in the terminal. Press “TAB” key to select the “Ok” option and then press “Enter”.

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Finally, my blog appeared in planetnetbeans…!

Filed under: netbeans — James @ 3:49 am
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Long long ago (about 6 months back), I registered my blog in planetnetbeans.org. Whenever I post a blog entry about netbeans and file it in my “netbeans” category, I use to check whether it appears in planetnetbeans.org. It never appeared.

I even sent a mail to the support team explaining my frustration. They asked me to register my blog again. I did exactly the same. Another 3 months passed without any fruitful result.

To my surprise, as I was casually surfing planetnetbeans.org today, I found my blog being listed there. :-)

See u guys with some interesting stuff soon…

November 30, 2008

And now NetBeans 6.5 is there in my Ubuntu-8.10

Filed under: netbeans,ubuntu,unix-linux — James @ 1:44 pm
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NetBeans is my favourite IDE for java development. I’ve been using NetBeans from version 4.1 onwards and I can’t believe that it has progressed and transformed itself so well. Right from version 5.0 onwards, NetBeans has been making amazing strides in terms of developer adoption. And the recent 6.5 release is really fantastic. It’s fast, it’s responsive and got many new cool features. Though I use NetBeans at office which runs on Windows XP, I haven’t tried that yet on my Ubuntu-8.10. So, I thought it’s time to give it a go.

Installing NetBeans in Ubuntu in very easy. The only pre-requisite for installation is to have a suitable JDK on your machine. That too is not a problem if you download the NetBeans + JDK bundle. But I thought of installing them separately. By default, Ubuntu-8.10 doesn’t come with JDK pre-installed, so you have to install it manually. Installing JDK in Ubuntu is just a matter of issuing a “one line” command. Just open your terminal and type:

“sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk”

or, if you are a person who prefer GUI more than command line, open your Synaptic Package Manager and look for “sun-java6-jdk” and install it. What surprised me though was the availability of the latest JDK, i.e, “JDK 6 Update 10″. Installing JDK had never been so easy.

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April 7, 2008

Subversion and NetBeans – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans,version control — James @ 10:24 am
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Introduction:

Subversion is arguably the most popular version control system as of now. No wonder NetBeans has very good support for Subversion. I personally feel that a java developer must be familiar with both these tools. This article shall help you to get started with both these tools.

Objectives:

- To create a simple java project in NetBeans.

- To import the java project into the subversion repository.

- To commit the changes made in a java source file.

- To view the revision history of a java source file which was changed.

- To rollback to the previous revision of the java source file.

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March 12, 2008

Can an underdog tout world champions?

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 3:58 pm
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This post is definitely not about a football or cricket match. It’s about an IDE.
An IDE which was considered “dead” not longback, is creating lot of buzz today.(evident from the high hits for netbeans related articles in my blog :) ) It’s like a nail-biting cricket match, where a team would come from behind to win the match and eventually the series. (Like what India did to Australia in the CB series).

NetBeans too, remains the “underdog” in the much touted “IDE” war. No victory is achieved without sincere effort and NetBeans is no different. But as we have seen in many cricket, football matches, “underdogs” can be really dangerous and can tout even “world champions”.

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