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Better JUnit-based Unit Tests with NetBeans 7.4 beta Hints

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In my last post, I wrote about hints provided in NetBeans 7.4 beta that improve a developer’s ability to avoid nasty runtime issues with Java exception handling. In this post, I look at how two more hints provided by NetBeans 7.4 beta can be used to make unit tests more correct and more clear during unit test execution. These are ...

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NetBeans 7.4 Beta Hints Warn of Ineffective Exception Handling

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There are numerous examples of how Java exception handling can be more difficult than it might first appear and Josh Bloch devoted an entire chapter of Effective Java (both editions) to exception handling. The checked exception model in Java remains “controversial.” I was pleased to see that the NetBeans 7.4 beta I recently downloaded has some hints to help with ...

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Bending NetBeans Code Templates to My Will

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Anyone who has read any of my posts on NetBeans knows that there are numerous features of NetBeans that I really like. Recently, however, I found myself becoming increasingly irritated with a particular issue with a particular feature of NetBeans. It finally bothered me enough to motivate me to look into how to disable or alter that feature to my ...

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JavaOne 2012: NetBeans.Next – The Roadmap Ahead

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I walked the few steps necessary from Continental Ballroom 4 and one NetBeans topic (Project Easel) to Continental Ballroom 5 to see another NetBeans-oriented presentation: ‘NetBeans.Next – The Roadmap Ahead.’ Ashwin Rao started the Birds of a Feather (BoF) presentation and introduced John Ceccarelli and Tinuola Awopetu. Several audience members attended yesterday’s NetBeans Community Day. Rao showed the typical Oracle ...

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Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans in Early Access

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Who expected that to happen: Oracle is working on a public cloud offering and the signs of the approaching official launch are there. Nearly a year after the official announcement I was invited to join the so called “Early Access” program to test-drive the new service and give feedback. Thanks to Reza Shafii who is the product manager in charge ...

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NetBeans 7.2 Introduces TestNG

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One of the advantages of code generation is the ability to see how a specific language feature or framework is used. As I discussed in the post NetBeans 7.2 beta: Faster and More Helpful, NetBeans 7.2 beta provides TestNG integration. I did not elaborate further in that post other than a single reference to that feature because I wanted to ...

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NetBeans 7.2 beta: Faster and More Helpful

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There has been significant excitement about the beta release of NetBeans 7.2. In this post, I look briefly at what makes this release so exciting (including better performance, providing more hints, and integrating FindBugs). NetBeans 7.2 beta is available in the typical download bundles, ranging from the smaller Java SE, C/C++, and PHP bundles to the larger Java EE and ...

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NetBeans Usability Tips

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Java IDEs have come a long way since the days of JBuilder (though JBuilder seemed like a welcome advance at the time). Today’s Java IDEs (such as NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and JDeveloper) are very advanced tools that most Java developers embrace for writing significant Java code. As advanced as these IDEs are, they all still have their own quirks ...

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NetBeans 7.1: Create a Custom Hint

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I have talked about some of my favorite NetBeans hints in the posts Seven NetBeans Hints for Modernizing Java Code and Seven Indispensable NetBeans Java Hints. The fourteen hints covered in those two posts are a small fraction of the total number of hints that NetBeans supports “out of the box.” However, even greater flexibility is available to the NetBeans ...

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