This week’s NetBeans developer reviews

1. Show Maven build plan in NetBeans — Messages from mrhaki, 8/5
In this how-to post, Hubert Ikkink shows how easy it is to run Maven within NetBeans.
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2. What I uncovered in my first JavaFX Script practice — GeekyCoder, 8/4
A detailed journey by a blogger in his quest to learn JavaFX Script. He found NetBeans to be every effective in this process with its complete JavaFX Script Preview SDK support.

3. NetBeans 6.5 M1 – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — Test Early, 8/4
The blogger, who is currently writing a complex Java EE and a relatively simple Groovy and Grails applications, found great NetBeans features including database support within the IDE, convenience in creating, updating and querying tables directly, wizard enabled IDE for working with Java Persistence API, and web service development assistance.

4. First Night With JavaFX and NetBeans – First Impression, Some Smoke — Adam Bien’s Weblog, 8/3
Adam Bien found JavaFX preview download and installation to be very smooth and quick. Adam mentioned that Java FX Tooling came with a lot of examples, and he liked faster code completion, consistent preview works functionality, well-integrated compilation processes, availability of non-visual drag and drop support and tooling similar to the NetBeans 6.0 based.

5. Faster Builds with Maven in Netbeans — I Like Spam, 8/2
Roger Keays provided a few tips to help Java developers improve the speed of compile/deploy round-tripping in NetBeans. Specifically, Roger examined changing maven build actions, skipping test cases and using debug instead of run when compiling.

6. NetBeans JSF CRUD Generator Gets Ajax Support — David Heffelfinger’s Notes on Software Development, Technology, and Life, 8/2
David Heffelfinger liked NetBeans’ JSF CRUD generator. He explained that with the CRUD generator utility, NetBeans could create a complete JSF application from existing JPA entities. David added that the recent improvements in the CRUD generator have made it more appealing.

7. Why NetBeans? — Java and more … 8/2
Peter Karich had been using NetBeans from version 3 and is still a happy camper. He liked that the IDE is free, easy to use, and offers great support.

8. NetBeans Database Explorer gets a facelift — Manish Bharani, 7/31
Manish Bharani commented that the database explorer had predominantly been a database query tool with minimal graphically supported SQL, but the new DataView NetBeans module provided many new features for existing NetBeans database explorers, as well as a contemporary look and feel to the existing explorer.

9. A novice Scala programmer: Eclipse vs. IntelliJ IDEA vs. Netbeans. — Programmer`s thoughts, 7/31
This post concludes a 5 part series on using Scala on different IDE’s where Vladimir Kelman looked at the pros and cons of 3 IDE’s: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans. Vladimir commented that NetBeans was free, worked well, and was easy to use. Although there was little Scala documentation for Scala development, it was so easy to use that it didn’t worry him.

10. NetBeans scripting IDE #1? Grails try-out… — Blogging about Software Development, 7/31
Arjen van Schie had used NetBeans in the past and said that support for Ruby, Ruby on Rails and JavaFX was much better in NetBeans compared to Eclipse. "After working with the new NetBeans editor I must say I’m impressed with how easy it was to create this Grails app, without any experience with Grails or Groovy," wrote Arjen.

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