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Project Indiana The OpenSolaris Holy Grail: Part I & II

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NB Community Docs: Phase II

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Hi all,

I have great new for the NB Community Docs program. We’ve reached all of our initial goals, and now it’s time to enter phase II. Here is what is going on:

  • Docs are being moved to a new location: This will help with visibility. The Community Docs wiki will still play an important role. All incoming docs must be posted there first.
  • We’ve started archiving docs by month. We’ve received so many contributions that one wiki will no longer suffice. In the coming days, you’ll see some of the older docs be relocated to other wikis.
  • There is NB Community Docs Blog at
  • . Amit and I will be blogging from there on all things concerning Community Docs.

  • We’ve created new groups on and Make sure you get signed up.
  • We would like for all contributors to update their contributions so that they work in NetBeans 6.0. Volunteers can also update existing docs if their author don’t have the time.
  • We need more docs featuring MySQL and PostGreSQL. Any volunteers?

The NB Community is the place to be. We have a lot to be proud of.

See you tomorrow!


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Come on Over, the NetBeans Community Docs has a Blog

The NetBeans Community Docs has a blog of its own now. Its here at

The latest Buzz from the NetBeans Community Docs can be found here:

  1. New Contributions
  2. Contributor Spotlight
  3. News and Events
  4. ..
  5. ..

What do you want to see? Let us know!

This blog will be maintained by James Branam, the NetBeans Community Docs Manager and myself, the co-ordinator.

Basic Understanding Of The NetBeans NodesAPI

This NB Community Docs Contribution “Basic Understanding Of The NetBeans NodesAPI” is a nice document if you are keen on understanding how the Nodes API work in NetBeans.

This is the 107th contribution to the NetBeans Community Docs!

How about contributing the 108th?

See you!

NB Community Docs: Refactoring Simplified

Refactoring Simplified is a nice handy guide which tells you a thing or two about how NetBeans simplifies refactoring.

I really enjoyed reading this short guide :-)

Mozilla application Addons Development in NetBeans

This NetBeans Commnity Docs Contribution titled “Mozilla application Addons Development in NetBeans” show you how you can easily setup NetBeans to create not only Firefox Addons but also addons for the following:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Mozilla Suite 1.x
  • Netscape
  • SeaMonkey
  • Flock
  • Sunbird
  • Nvu

Go ahead and check it out, try some hands-on and provide your suggestions!

NB Community Docs: A SOAP client for Open Calais

I have put up a document titled “A SOAP client for Open Calaiswhich shows you how to write a SOAP client in Java for the recently launched Open Calais Web Service.

Go ahead and check it out!