Monday, November 8, 2010


NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing program (NetCAT)  

Is a testing initiative by Netbeans IDE community. The goal of this program is to get active NetBeans community members involved in testing the NetBeans IDE development builds. We just have to provide feedback on product usability, quality and performance. In return, these volunteers are given an opportunity to significantly influence the quality of NetBeans IDE.

For more information, visit the Netcat site

It is a good opportunity for us to actually get through the Netbeans code and work on it to improve the quality of the Netbeans IDE.

Reading on this netcat program, I was attracted with this testing program and decided to contribute in netcat. I dint know how to and where to start from and I am really thankful to Tushar Joshi sir, who helped me and guided me for this program.

So to start with the testing program, we first need to know the test cases which are given to us for testing . The test cases for all the versions of Netbeans are given here : Test cases for all Netbeans versions. But All the testcases specific for Netbeans 7.0 are here.

Now the question arises that how to test netbeans? You can test netbeans for the given test specifications and other than those test specifications on the daily nightly build version of netbeans.

You can find and download the nightly build version of netbeans from site. Here is the link : Nightly Build Netbeans.

I’ll keep on telling you my experience on it soon as I come across a new things.