JavaLand 2015 & Java aktuell

Last week I visited JavaLand 2015. This great software conference [1] with lot of community activities resides in my home town Brühl [2].

Beside attending lots of tracks I had the opportunity to meet a couple of people face-to-face like Ed Burns (JSF Spec Lead), Geertjan Wielenga (NetBeans product manager), Arun Gupta (Java EE evangelist) and more, especial lot of JUG members from all over Germany. Read an article about my impressions [3].

Most slides are available for download now [4].

And I had the chance, to attend the celebration of 5 years Java aktuell, the Java magazine by the iJUG [5]. Great!


NetBeans Nightly

Do you want to be on the bleeding edge and use NetBeans nightly builds?

Then you might have noticed that the last version is still of July, 9th. There is a technical problem uploading the bits to the usual location. But, nightly builds are still available.

Try to get it directly from the Hudson server [1]. Just one little drawback: Only the zip version is available, not the installer. But, it should be no problem to use this distribution 😉



Update: A couple of hours after this post, NB nightly became functional again [2]. Keep the link above for further usage.



Select NetBeans user dir during installation

If you have a Windows environment with server side profiles, you still have a local user profile, which is synchronized with the server during startup and shutdown. It takes the more time the more data is stored in the profile. Thus, it is helpfull to move NetBeans user dir (and cache dir) to a location outside the user profile. I suggested to let the user choose during installation and / or persist these settings in a way it can be re-used by later NetBeans versions.

Here a short excerpt of NetCat status report #7:

If you have strong opinion on requirement to set cache and user directories during installation, please add your comment to Michael Müller‘s #221351.

If you second this sugestion, please feel free to add your comment or simply vote for it.