Friday, February 24, 2006

Short Update

I am going away on a family trip for this week so I probably will not be blogging but when I come back I will be releasing a demo about the new UML support in NetBeans 5.5 Preview. Also I will be able to host my own files because I am getting a server when I come back!! So be ready for my first demo. I would love to hear your feed-back when the time comes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

NetBeans 5.5 Preview Available

Today NetBeans 5.5 Preview became available. As I do with all new NetBeans things I downloaded it and gave it a try...I have been waiting for quite a while for UML support built into NetBeans. It seamed to be pretty stable already which is cool. One thing I noticed was that Java Studio Creator functionality was not yet implemented. This is not much of a problem because I do not do much with j2EE (although I am very interested in learning new things). I included a screen shot of the UML support in NetBeans 5.5 Preview (a boring Windows XP shot) showing a little demo UML diagram (Note: don't comment on the actual diagram; it is just to show something in the image). It is definitely going to be nice to have the great features of Java Studio Creator and Java Studio Enterprise in NetBeans. Now all that will be needed is big fixes (especially in the UML support from JSE) a few more features and enhancements and finnaly the for more languages. What an exciting time for NetBeans!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

All i can say is WOW!!

I tried the new Mac with the intel core duo...and all i can say is WOW. It is so fast. The first thing i did was download NetBeans (version 5.0) and see how it worked. I was amazed...I am definitly going to get a MacBook Pro for my next laptop!! All i can say is ... WOW!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Almost there...

I've been busy at work figuring out a solution to my web space problem. I'm going to be getting a server in the next few weeks and I already have many plannes for it. I'll be creating I HTTP server so I can host my podcast (the first episode will be out in approximately a month). I will also be creating a CVS portions so I can host my current projects. The server will also be used as part of my home network which does not need to be discussed here. so be ready for flash demos and my new podcast in the next month. I will also be producing more blogs (approximately a blog a day) and a podcast a week.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The RekahSoft Side Project

I've been working on a 2-D game engine for little while and it will eventually become my end of the year project. Aside the engine will be an application that lets people with little to none programming experience create a game. It will generate all the code needed on NetBeans because many of the tools are ready to use. The project is most of all for my personal enjoyment, and is done after my NetBeans module (ITM) work.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Time Management Module (ITM)

Sorry I have a blog for a long time,I had really been slowed down by my broken arm. I would like to give a update on my time management module. First off it looks like i will not be the only person involved in this project; which is good because two brains are better than one. We're still in process of design and coming up with an appropriate feature set. So if you are looking for Time Management module in NetBeans now is a time to submit features you'd be interested in.I'm still working on getting webspace and hopefully I find something meet my needs. In approximately a month ITM (integrated Time manager [Time Management module for NetBeans]) will have early releases out. So give some input on features that you would like to see included and we'll see what we can do.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

NetBeans 5.0 Is HERE!!

After a few months of hard work from the NetBeans team and community they are able to release the latest and greatest version of NetBeans. With many new features that you can't find in any other IDE. NetBeans is completely open-source and still wins over competition. Wow, great job NetBeans!!