Wednesday, November 19, 2008

NetCAT 6.5 Complete!

I'd like to thank all of the developers at Netbeans for hosting a great NetCAT session for the 6.5 release. It seemed that everyone on the development team played an important role in this great release and the NetCAT team members also provided meaningful feedback and assistance.

I'd recommend that anyone who is interested in having their voice heard for future releases of Netbeans should get involved in future NetCAT programs. All of us members certainly had "our say" in many features of the final product. This is a program that really goes to show how much the community can make a difference.

Thanks again to Netbeans developers and fellow NetCAT 6.5 participants.

Netbeans 6.5 GA Available

If you haven't done so already, I suggest that you go and pick up Netbeans 6.5 at this time. It is arguably the best IDE release ever. Along with the Java feature updates, this new version of the IDE includes Groovy support, compile on save, and Python support is available in EA format.

If you want to migrate your libraries from an older version of 6.5 (release candidate), simply copy the project libraries files. See this wiki article for more details.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Check out GroovyMag

Interested in Groovy or Grails? If you are then you'll want to check out as the first issue of GroovyMag is now available for download. Unfortunately, it looks like you have to purchase the magazine. However, the cost looks pretty reasonable and it looks as though there is a lot of good content...probably worth the $4.99, so check it out at to see a summary of the content.