Normally I write posts to solve problems. Sadly today I’m writing a post out of desperation. I am currently reviewing the RC of Netbeans 6.5, it has some great features *BUT* we have our main huge project we are working on right now that we can’t work with in it.
It’s an enterprise application with Jasper Reports and Java Server Faces, however. We cannot load any JSF pages they don’t appear for editing, just the java code, we occasionally get an “Illegal State Exception”.
I read somewhere that the problem is to do with Jasper Reports, but even not loading the plugins we cannot load the JSF pages from the project in 6.5.
Well today I’ve loaded up Netbeans 6.1, fantastic as usual, it’s no wonder they one that award!
So Netbeans 6.1 is here. It’s much faster than the last one at loading, which I have to say is slightly annoying as it used to take just under the time it took to make a cup of tea. Now I can barely get the milk from the fridge. Ah well.
I’ve not actually had time to dig into some of the new features but the speed of it is fantastic. I’m too busy building 4, yes 4 enterprise apps in it. In a few days I’ll write a more complete review but it seems very stable and works like a dream.
Just one thing. I’m getting bored of not coding anything substantial because the web apps are just being laid out. I am one of those programmers who likes to be challenged not given something that is too easy. They are words I never thought I’d use let alone think about anything to do with Java.