Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

NetBeans day at JavaOne 2012

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The sunday of JavaOne is often one of the best days of the show as lots of less formal events are organised by the development groups at Oracle and in the Community. I have already mentioned the GlassFish unconference and there is also going to be a NetBeans event.

NetBeans has seen a huge amount of development in the last 12 months. For just hacking Java code, I have always personally felt IDEA had an edge. With release 7.2, NetBeans has done a huge amount of catching up with speed improvements, FindBugs integration and its bulk refactoring features.

And NetBeans provides far more than just an IDE to write Java code. It is also a platform on which you can build your own applications (with a lot less effort than trying to do it from scratch), and a development environment for Java technologies. We use it every day for JavaFX and GlassFish development. We will be talking about some of this is our JavaOne talk ‘BOF3332 – Lessons Learned in Writing a PDF-to-JavaFX Converter for NetBeans

Lots of the developments in Java are also mirrored in NetBeans which provides a strong development  platform for technologies like JavaFX and GlassFish.  So there are talks covering not just NetBeans itself but also JavaFX, and Java EE.

The NetBeans team will be at the event so if you are familiar with NetBeans, you are bound learn something and if you have never tried NetBeans, isn’t it time you found out what it might offer you. So it will be well worth attending (they often have a great goodie bag as well!).

Details of the event are here and it is free to JavaOne attendees. The only issue you might have is the overlap with the GlassFish event – any suggestions on being in 2 places at once?

This post is part of our “NetBeans article Index” series. In these articles, we aim to explore NetBeans in different ways, from useful hint and tips, to our how-to’s, experiences and usage of the NetBeans IDE

IDRsolutions develop a Java PDF Viewer and SDK, an Adobe forms to HTML5 forms converter, a PDF to HTML5 converter and a Java ImageIO replacement. On the blog our team post anything interesting they learn about.

Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

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