Saturday, April 30, 2011

Response To My Bugs

Whenever a new version of Netbeans is released, the new release contains the enhanced features and bugs resolution. So the new Netbeans 7.0 contains new features and bug resolution. In my earlier post, Experience about NetCAT 7.0 , I have told you about my contributions and bugs i filed.

           So in this post, i would like to share that the bugs filed by users are heard and worked upon. When the bugs are resolved, the reporter of the bug is notified after the final release. Here is the screen shot of the mail sent. It really feels good to have the problem resolved. :)

NetCAT 7.0 Experience

 NetCAT 7.0 Experience was the most wonderful experience I ever had. I came to know about this program through NUG nagpur. When I first heard about this program, I was very excited to be a part of this program. I always used netbeans for developing programs. Netbeans is one of the best Editors for making applications easily. I was excited to know what Netbeans team do to make such a great product. So all this excitement pulled me towards NetCAT.

                      The NetCAT program was coordinated by Jiri Kovalsky. He is a great coordinator and managed the entire program very well. He gives credit even for the small contribution made by the participants. Every week, jiri publishes the weekly report containing the activities of the week. It feels great to have our name mentioned in the weekly report describing the contributions made. Here is one of the status report by jiri : Status report 12 .

                    I was a part of the API support Tribe, headed by Tushar Joshi sir. Tushar sir managed the tribe well. Here we had to test the netbeans platform. The test cases were divided among all the tribe members. I tested TS_61_project  test specification & the report of the tests were TS_61 result.
                  Apart from testing the test specifications there were several other tasks which I did which includes review of documentation, verifying the fixed bugs, reporting other bugs which I encountered while developing other applications.

Bugs Filed : 
 I had filed 14 bugs in this program. Some of them were :

 All the activities which were done by the participants contained some CAT points. The tasks included : emails sent over the mailing list, number of bugs filed, rfes, documentation review, completion of survey. These CAT points were earned by each of the participants. Based on these CAT points, all participants were ranked accordingly. I am glad that i was ranked 4th among all the 119 participants :) .The ranking of all the participants can be viewd here : NetCAT ranking.

            I was even nominated as the best team member by the Netbeans team for Extensive help with Java ME tutorials check for NB 7.0 

This was my first experience for the NetCAT and it was really the best experience so far. Well whatever I have achieved was not possible without the help of Tushar Joshi sir. I was totally new to this program and whenever I had doubt regarding anything, I contacted him, and sir happily guided me. With great experience in this program, i am looking forward for the next NetCAT .

Friday, April 22, 2011

NetBeans IDE 7.0 released

The NetBeans IDE is an award-winning integrated development environment available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. It enables developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

The New Version of the NetBeans is out with better efficiency and quality.
You can download your copy of NetBeans from official NetBeans site.

Some of the Interesting and new Highlighting features of NetBeans are : 

  • Project Coin support
  • Editor enhancements: Code completion, hints
WebLogic Server

  • Streamlined and faster deployment to WebLogic
  • New server runtime node displaying deployed applications and resources
  • JSF integration with server libraries
Oracle Database

  • Simplified connection wizard
  • Guided installation to JDBC driver
  • Editing and deployment of stored procedures

  • GlassFish 3.1 support
  • Domain restart and log viewer for remote GlassFish
  • Enable and disable deployed applications

  • Maven 3 support
  • JUnit 4.8.2 integration and various JUnit improvements
  • Remote HTTP URLs supported for Javadoc in libraries and Java platforms
  • New improved visual customizer for GridBagLayout
Java EE

  • Improved support for CDI, REST services and Java Persistence
  • New support for Bean Validation
  • Support for JSF component libraries, including bundled PrimeFaces library
  • Improved editing for Expression Language in JSF, including code completion, refactoring and hints

Web Languages
  • HTML5 editing support
  • JSON formatter
  • Generate PhpDoc
  • Rename refactoring, Safe Delete Refactoring
  • PHP 5.3 - Support for aliases

  • Easy import of project from user's existing binary
  • New Project type where user's source files are located on remote system
NetBeans Platform

  • Word wrap in Editor
  • Enhanced Profiler integration
  • Less intrusive checking for external changes when switching between the IDE and other programs.

 Download Link : NetBeans download page link