NetCAT program

NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing

Jiří Kovalský

Kicking off an exciting new range of posts on the NetBeans IDE, Oracle’s Community Manager for NetBeans introduces their Community Acceptance Testing program, looking for volunteers to help stabilise NetBeans 8.1.

Hello NetBeans fans!

The NetBeans team is pleased to announce official start of the NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing (NetCAT) program for the NetBeans IDE 8.1 stabilization cycle. The NetBeans IDE 8.1 feature highlights include in short:

  • many new features in JavaScript/HTML5 area – NodeJS support, Grunt, Gulp, Jade, updated JS frameworks, Unit and Integration testing support
  • redesigned and improved Profiler UI
  • support for remote WebLogic
  • and various improvements in Editor, Maven, Git, PHP, and C/C++

For more details see

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To help test brand new functionality in the NetBeans IDE 8.1 development builds, report bugs or RFEs or review new documentation, don’t hesitate and sign up for NetCAT, our popular beta testing program. As a NetCAT participant, you will provide valuable feedback to our development team and this way significantly influence stability and performance of the NetBeans IDE.

We are looking for NetBeans community members who:

  • are strong Open Source believers
  • can spare at least 4 hours weekly from mid July to mid October
  • are willing to do sanity, performance and end-to-end testing of critical NetBeans IDE features
  • want to cooperate with similar enthusiasts on this planet

If you want to gain new experience and receive community recognition as a side effect, register for NetCAT 8.1 right now!

Jiří Kovalský
Jiří Kovalský is the NetBeans Community Manager at Oracle