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David Clarke
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Joined: Jan 02, 2008
Posts: 11
Hi Adam (et al)

I'm relatively new to both Java and NetBeans (my background is MS Visual Studio and C++, C#, .Net etc). I felt in Visual Studio I was reasonably productive and new my way round many nooks and crannies. Moving to a new IDE, there's a lot to learn. What are the features of NetBeans that a newbie might have overlooked that you consider really cool/useful?

Thanks
Dave
Adam Myatt
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Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2006
Posts: 26
David,

First, start with the NetBeans docs online (http://www.netbeans.org/kb/index.html) or with a good book (I can recommend a few ).

Some specific areas that NetBeans excels in that I think a newbie should read up on include :


GUI / Swing Development :
- http://www.netbeans.org/features/java/swing.html

NetBeans Profiler :
- http://www.netbeans.org/features/java/profiler.html
- http://pronetbeans.com/archives/22

NetBeans Debugger :
- http://www.netbeans.org/features/java/debugger.html

Version Control and Local History :
- http://www.netbeans.org/features/ide/collaboration.html


Adam Myatt<br /> <br /><a href="http://www.pronetbeans.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.pronetbeans.com</a><br /> <br />Author of : <br /> <br />Pro NetBeans IDE 5.5 Enterprise Edition<br /> <br />Pro NetBeans IDE 6 Rich Client Platform Edition
David Clarke
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 02, 2008
Posts: 11
Thanks - I'm not involved in any gui/swing dev at the moment but I'll definitely take a look at the profiler.
 
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