NetBeans 6.7

Finally it’s in the market: version 6.7 of NetBeans, the popular programming environment. The history of the latest release of NetBeans is quite eventful. After a change in the project’s management, far-reaching modifications regarding the release cycle were announced. The release number was pushed back from 7.0 to 6.7 and both the releases were said to follow one another closely. But as the personnel resources ran short, the schedule was not met. So, is the new release worth the wait? Does NetBeans live up to its credo, “The only IDE you need”? Let us look at these issues.

Flex Client Applications with Spring/JavaEE, Web Services and Flex Remoting

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”. Software projects tend to fail because usually they are designed in a complex and over engineered way. Internet is full of articles on how projects become over complicated and fail. J2EE was a very promising platform with new set of tools to make developer’s life easier. XML configuration files were also introduced for same reason, ease of configuration. However J2EE failed to simplify things in many Aspects.

Eclipse Dynamic Language Toolkit

Dynamic languages are getting more and more popular. New dynamic languages are emerging with a frequency never seen before. The aim of the Eclipse Dynamic Language Toolkit (DLTK) is to facilitate development of high standard IDEs for these languages. We talked to Andrey Platov, Project Lead for the Eclipse DLTK project, about the recent developments in the project.

jBPM 4 (GA) is out

jBPM 4 has been released, informs Tom Baeyens, founder and lead of JBoss jBPM. You can get started with the […]

Interview with Wassim Melhelm

Wassim Melhelm has been project lead of the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) at IBM and held a keynote at the W-JAX in Munich “From Eclipse to Reality”.

Improved Eclipse Integrated Structure Analysis

This article gives a brief introduction to structure analysis using STAN, a static code analysis tool bringing together Java development and quality assurance in a natural way. STAN encourages developers and project managers in visualizing their design, understanding code, measuring quality and reporting design fl aws. STAN supports a set of carefully selected metrics, suitable to cover the most important Aspects of structural quality. Special focus has been set on visual dependency analysis, a key to structure analysis. STAN seamlessly integrates into the development process. That way, developers take care about design quality right from the start. Project managers use STAN as a monitoring and reporting tool.