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NetBeans News, a newsletter for the NetBeans community Issue # 414

Subject: NetBeans News, a newsletter for the NetBeans community Issue # 414
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:50:01 -0400
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                                Issue # 414 - Oct 26, 2009
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                                <h1>Project News</h1>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4334";>NetBeans IDE 6.8 
Beta Available for Download!</a></h2>
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                                                The NetBeans team is pleased to 
announce the availability of <a 
href="http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.8/beta/?intcmp=3442";><b>NetBeans 
IDE 6.8 Beta</b></a>, the first IDE to offer support for the entire Java EE 6 
spec! Java EE 6 highlights include support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java 
Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in web applications, RESTful web 
services, and GlassFish v3. The release also includes improved support for PHP, 
JavaFX, Project Kenai, Maven, Ruby, and C/C++. <a 
href="http://www.netbeans.org/community/releases/68/";>Learn more</a>!</p><br 
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4338";>VisualVM 1.2 
Available for Download</a></h2>
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                                                VisualVM 1.2 introduces many 
new features, including:
<ul><li>Sampling CPU and memory profiler
<li>Redesigned charts with dynamic tooltips
<li>Enhanced support for jstatd connections
<li>Customizable proxy settings
<li>Using the latest NetBeans Platform and NetBeans Profiler 6.7.1 
</ul>
This release also extends the API for plugins and fixes several bugs, and is 
available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese.</p>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4341";>Java EE and 
MonkeyBars on Kenai.com!</a></h2>
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                                                Developers can find many cool 
projects on Kenai.com, including Adam Bien's <b>Java EE Patterns and Best 
Practices</b>, one of the fastest growing Java EE projects on the service. If 
you're into Monkeybars, join the <a 
href="http://kenai.com/projects/monkeybars";><b>Monkeybar project</b></a> to 
learn more about how to use the library to write GUI apps using JRuby and 
Swing. And to get more out of Kenai.com check out ways to utilize the <a 
href="http://kenai.com/projects/kenaiapis/pages/Home";>Kenai Web APIs</a>.</p>
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                                <h1>Community</h1>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4336";>NetBeans 
Governance Has a New Board!</a></h2>
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                                                Congratulations to <b>Toni 
Epple</b> and <b>Fabrizio Giudici</b>, the two community-elected members of the 
17th NetBeans Governance Board! <b>Jeff Rubinoff</b> is the Sun-appointed third 
member of the board.<br><br>
The NetBeans Team thanks all the terrific nominees (including Ryan de Laplante, 
Michel Graciano, Tushar Joshi, Annabel Melongo, Kristian Rink) for 
participating in the election, as well as the community for voting.</p>
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                                <h1>Training</h1>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4333";>Code Assistance 
Features in the Java Editor</a></h2>
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                                                The IDE has numerous features 
that make your work more productive and simplify the coding process. This 
document is a short reference guide that introduces the most important code 
assistance features of the Java Editor.</p>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4335";>Symfony Framework 
Support in NetBeans IDE 6.8</a></h2>
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                                                This screencast demonstrates 
the built-in support for the Symfony framework in NetBeans IDE 6.8 for PHP. It 
shows how to set up the IDE to use Symfony, how to create a PHP project that 
uses the Symfony framework, and a number of tips.</p>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4340";>How to Create a 
Cross-Platform Application with NASA WorldWind & NetBeans Platform</a></h2>
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                                                A mini tutorial on how to 
create an application based on the NetBeans Platform that uses the WorldWind 
Java virtual globe.</p>
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                                <h1>Articles</h1>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4337";>Test Your Java 
Skills with the Java Developer's Quiz (Part 3)</a></h2>
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                                                These quiz questions taken from 
several java.sun.com articles aspire to reflect the intellectual curiosity and 
spirit of fun in the Java community. Prepare to be challenged, informed, and 
entertained.</p>
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                                <h2><a 
href="http://www.netbeans.info/newsletter/story.php?id=4339";>Empowering Farmers 
with FarmLinx (NetBeans Platform App)</a></h2>
                                                <p style="margin-left:8px;">
                                                Ram Vijapurap, co-founder & 
technical director of FieldLinx, a New Zealand software design & development 
firm, discusses how his company uses the NetBeans Platform.</p>
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