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NetBeans Buzz · I came down to Ja­va One a day ear­ly be­cause they asked me to join the closing-keynote pan­el on NetBeans Day. Now, I’ve been known to bang the NetBeans drum in this space, but to be hon­est I haven’t tried any of the com­pe­ti­tion re­cent­ly and I have ze­ro feel­ing for how the mar­ket is shak­ing out; so all I can say is that NetBeans works pret­ty well and pret­ty fast, for me. To be hon­est, I won­dered whether all the NetBeans hap­py talk you find around blogs.­sun.­com might be part­ly com­fort­ing Sun-to-Sun cheer­lead­ing. Now, I don’t think so; they had 800+ peo­ple here to­day (up from 100 or so last year); and it’s been elec­tric. Here­with some high points and pic­tures and (strict­ly for NetBeans user­s) some help­ful hints ...
 
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