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Arthur Buliva: My 5 Favorite NetBeans IDE Features

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
An article series focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features. Arthur Buliva, PHP and Drupal developer from Kenya.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Financial Management on NetBeans for Eritrean Government

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
Salhadin Yousuf Mahmoud discusses how paper-based financial systems in Eritrea are being replaced by software systems created with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform.
Categories: Java, Open Source

New NetBeans IDE 8.0 with Support for Java 8 Officially Released!

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
NetBeans IDE 8.0 delivers full support for the latest Java 8 technologies--Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also provides a range of new enhancements for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support. Download NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Highlights: Java 8 technology support Java EE code generators for PrimeFaces New tools and performance enhancements for Maven New tools for coding AngularJS Tomcat 8.0 and TomEE support Support for PHP 5.5 Enhancements for Subversion, Git and Mercurial NetBeans IDE 8.0 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. More Information Complete list of features in NetBeans IDE 8.0 Video: What's New in NetBeans IDE 8.0 New Screencasts and Tutorials Oracle Press Release
Categories: Java, Open Source

Oracle Announces New NetBeans IDE Release with Comprehensive Support for Java 8

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
With the rich features and extensive range of tools, templates and samples provided in NetBeans IDE 8.0, developers have access to first-class and comprehensive support for the newest Java technologies and enhancements.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Smart Migration to Java SE 8 with NetBeans IDE 8

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
Learn about lambdas and other new Java SE 8 features, as well as how to use them in NetBeans IDE 8.
Categories: Java, Open Source

PrimeFaces Development with NetBeans IDE 8

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
Learn how to quickly and efficiently create PrimeFaces applications with Java EE 7 and NetBeans IDE 8.
Categories: Java, Open Source

NetBeans Community Approves NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Release

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
We are pleased to announce the results of the NetBeans IDE 8.0 Community Acceptance Survey that ended March 11th: 93% of 133 respondents agree that NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Candidate is stable enough to be shipped! A few respondents pointed out several serious issues. We evaluated them all not to overlook some important problem. We have noticed an increased satisfaction with Java Editor (+6%) since NetBeans IDE 7.4 and 0% dissatisfaction with Java SE 8 support, JavaScript Editor and C/C++ support. Check it out yourselves! Overall, this is a good news for the NetBeans IDE 8.0 from the community, and we thank all who provided this valuable feedback!
Categories: Java, Open Source

The 21st NetBeans Governance Board: Tim Boudreau and Zoran Sevarac

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
The NetBeans team is pleased to announce that Tim Boudreau and Zoran Sevarac are the new community-elected members of the 21st Governance Board. The Oracle-appointed third member of the Board will be Ashwin Rao, NetBeans Senior Product Management Group Manager. Thank you to all the great nominees for taking part in this election and for their continued support of the NetBeans project. Thank you to the NetBeans community for voting! More information NetBeans Governance Board Election Process The Current and Past Board Members
Categories: Java, Open Source

Video: Java ME 8 EA Support in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - 6 min 50 sec ago
This screencast demonstrates how to activate and register the Java ME 8 SDK in NetBeans, and then create and run a Java ME 8 Embedded project.
Categories: Java, Open Source

I18N Refactoring Wizard

This tool proposes the possibility to refactor the source code, to support internationalization through source code refactoring.

Indeed, it is quite cumbersome, when internationalizing applications, to keep switching between the various editors (source and properties)... Here, through one customizable keyboard shortcut, it externalizes and formats a user-selected String, to the default language properties file.

Here, with this tool, we rely on Java 5 enumerations to hold the message keys, to make the i18n support stronger than with classical text constants... As the transformation is based on pure AST, it is very efficient !

For more information, don't hesitate to browse the documentation at http://eclipse.worldline.com/nightly/i18ntools !

Categories: Open Source

Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2014

Google Open Source Blog - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:19

GoogleSummer_2014logo.jpg
Congratulations to the 1,307 students accepted for our 2014 Google Summer of Code! It was very tough for the 190 mentoring organizations to choose from the huge number of applications we received— 6,313 proposals from 4,420 students — and we want to thank everyone who applied.
Students will now enter the community bonding period where they will get to know their mentors and prepare for the program by reading documentation, hanging out in the IRC channel and familiarizing themselves with their new community before beginning their actual coding in May.
If you are interested in learning more about the 190 organizations that the students will be working with during the summer or reviewing important dates, please visit the program website.
We look forward to an exciting and productive summer of coding.
By Carol Smith, Google Open Source Programs Office
Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, April 21, 2014

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:17

Here’s the projects that we’re featuring this week on the front page of SourceForge.net:

AkelPad

A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast.

[ Download AkelPad ]

packfilemanager

This is the Total War pack file manager project, starting from version 1.7. A short introduction into Warscape modding: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537-Warscape-Modding-Primer Join the PFM user group on Steam to receive update notifications: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pfm_users

[ Download packfilemanager ]

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Emgu CV

Emgu CV is a cross platform .Net wrapper to the OpenCV image processing library. Allowing OpenCV functions to be called from .NET compatible languages such as C#, VB, VC++, IronPython etc. The wrapper can be compiled in Mono and run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

[ Download Emgu CV ]

NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent (initiator and target), Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). All this can easy be setup by it’s highly configurable WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, Hard disk or booted of from a LiveCD with a usb stick.

[ Download NAS4Free ]

phpList

phpList is the world’s most popular Open Source email campaign manager. With a powerful set of features, personalisation, segmentation, open and click metrics, throttling and an API. Download and install on your own server or get a free trial of the hosted version @ http://phplist.com/hosted Available in more than 20 translations, provided by the phpList community.

[ Download phpList ]

AkelPad

A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast.

[ Download AkelPad ]

Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL)

DRBL provides diskless or systemless environment. It uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partition and disk cloning utility similar to Ghost.

[ Download Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL) ]

CoCEd

CoCed allows you to edit your saves from the game “Corruption of Champions”. You can edit your stats, items, perks, appearance and body. INSTALLATION: 1) Download and extract the files anywhere you want. No installation required. 2) WindowsXP users must install the Microsoft dotnet framework 4.0: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17113 COMPATIBILITY * Requires at least Windows XP (which means it also work with Vista, Seven and W8 of course). * Not compatible with OSX and Linux, even with Wine and Mono. Sorry. HAVE A QUESTION? FOUND A BUG? WANT TO CONTRIBUTE? http://forum.fenoxo.com/thread-6324.html CONTRIBUTORS Perdev (creator) Bobbaganoosh TheMadExile

[ Download CoCEd ]

Wings 3D

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use (inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware).

[ Download Wings 3D ]

packfilemanager

This is the Total War pack file manager project, starting from version 1.7. A short introduction into Warscape modding: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537-Warscape-Modding-Primer Join the PFM user group on Steam to receive update notifications: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pfm_users

[ Download packfilemanager ]

MP4Joiner

MP4Joiner allows joining of multiple MP4 files into a single one without reencoding and without quality loss.

[ Download MP4Joiner ]

Categories: Open Source

UML2Ruby

Converts UML models created in Papyrus or another Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) based editor to Ruby code. Supports Class and Activity diagrams currently. Details at https://github.com/uiuc-cs428/uml2ruby/wiki.

Developed using Eclipse, Acceleo and Papyrus.

Categories: Open Source

olivecommands

"olivecommands" is a plugin for Eclipse IDE in Windows environment only.
It provides three convenient commands for file-system resources:

  • Select In Windows Explorer
  • Open by Windows Explorer
  • Copy Path(s)
Categories: Open Source

LESS Builder

An Eclipse plug-in which compiles LESS files when they are saved.

Categories: Open Source

Emmet (ex-Zen Coding) Eclipse plugin

Emmet (ex-Zen Coding) is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.

Type

  #page>div.logo+ul#navigation>li*5>a{Item $}

followed by Tab to get

  <div id="page">
    <div class="logo"></div>
    <ul id="navigation">
        <li><a href="">Item 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="">Item 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="">Item 3</a></li>
        <li><a href="">Item 4</a></li>
        <li><a href="">Item 5</a></li>
    </ul>
  </div>

Visit http://emmet.io/ and http://docs.emmet.io/

This marketplace entry submitted as http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/zen-coding has not been updated for 2 years, while plugin was released 3 moths ago. See https://github.com/emmetio/emmet-eclipse/issues/25

Listed in Nodeclipse Plugins List

with-Eclipse logo

Categories: Open Source

Apache OpenOffice hits the 100 Million Downloads Mark!

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:39

Apache OpenOffice 100 Million Mark logoThe Apache Software Foundation just announced 100 Million Downloads of Apache™ OpenOffice™.

We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful community, and glad to quote the statement of continued support by our General Manager, Gaurav Kuchhal.

By continuously improving Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates sites we show how committed we are about providing projects with what they need most,” said Gaurav Kuchhal, General Manager for Slashdot and SourceForge. “We are happy to help open source projects to grow, no matter where they are hosted or developed. We have been serving over 122 Million downloads for the Apache OpenOffice project, with daily peaks of about 250,000 and we are committed to providing products and services that demonstrate our dedication to technical excellence.

Read the full press-release at the Apache blog.

Categories: Open Source

Tail Console

Tail Console provides an Eclipse console that continuously outputs the contents of a (potentially growing) text file, similar to the GNU command tail.

For frequently used files, launch configurations can be created to quickly open a tail console without having to re-select the actual file from the file system.

Categories: Open Source