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Take NetBeans 7.3 Satisfaction Survey!

08.22.2013
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With a focus on POJO development, annotations, intelligent defaults, portability and productivity, you can pretty much do Java EE development using a plain text editor these days if you prefer. In fact, as a consultant I've seen a handful of remarkable folks do exactly that. For the rest of us though, IDEs like NetBeans are incredibly helpful from basic code completion, inline warnings and code navigation to powerful wizards, refactoring tools and code generation. NetBeans 7.3+ in particular has been great in early support for Java EE 7, amongst many other improvements like the outstanding support for HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS development.

If you are a Java EE, GlassFish or NetBeans developer, you now have a great opportunity to provide your feedback on the 7.3+ releases. The good folks in the NetBeans team have put together a very brief survey on the recent work they've done as well as on what they should work on next. Please consider taking a bit of time to take the survey and help improve NetBeans.

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