This is the project blog of Multilingual NetBeans Community Docs Program- a community documentation project which has grown in leaps-and-bounds since it was launched in March, 2007. We have had high quality contributions and more enthusiastic community members.

We have stopped publishing weekly newsletters, however we started off publishing monthly one's instead. Scroll down for latest posts on this blog!

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

NBCD Monthly Newsletter #21

The Netbeans Community Docs Monthly Newsletter for January 2009 is available at this time. The format of the newsletter has changed a bit, we hope you like it.

To view the newsletter, please follow the link below.

January 2009

In the future, you will be able to view an index of all newsletters using the following link. We will begin to post a link to each newsletter from this date forward on the newsletter index page.

View the NBCD Newsletter Index.

Best to you, and thanks for reading.

Josh Juneau

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Developing Jython Apps using NetBeans IDE

...is the first community-contributed tutorial on Python support in NetBeans 6.5 IDE, written by Joshua Juneau, NetCAT 6.5 Participant

Here's a brief overview of the tutorial;

Since Netbeans 6.5 has been released, Python and Jython support has been available via the nbPython plugin. There is quite a bit of documentation available for this plugin in various locations. In this article, I will tie together some of the different references for this plugin and I will show you how to generate a small Jython application which uses some Java libraries contained within an external JAR file.

Thanks, Josh!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monthly Topmost Contributors 2007-08

Yesterday, we posted the statistics of our documentation project over the past 2 years (2007-08). Today, we present to you the list of our project's Monthly Topmost Contributors..

Year 2007
Spiros Gezerlis (2 docs)

Ahmet N Murati, Antonio Pintus (2 docs)

Paulo Cristo (5 docs)

Aristides Villarreal Bravo (3 docs)

Amit Kumar Saha (3 docs)

Amit Kumar Saha (2 docs)

Teera Kanokkanjanarat (2 docs)

Tonny Kohar (2 docs)

Year 2008
Kristian Rink (3 docs)

Amit Kumar Saha (2 docs)

Berni, Prakan Puvibunsuk (2 docs)

Jay Mahadeokar, John Muchow (3 docs)

Kunal Modi, Rajath Shanbag (2 docs)

Varun Nischal (8 docs)

Aristides Villarreal Bravo (3 docs)

Diego E. Silva L. (7 docs)

Hubert A. Klein Ikkink (5 docs)

Aristides Villarreal Bravo, Varun Nischal (2 docs)

Hubert A. Klein Ikkink (13 docs)

Anton Epple (4 docs)


Year 2007
June (4 docs) and December (9 docs), there were no significant contributors as authors wrote 1 doc each...
Year 2008
March, April, May and October featured 2 Topmost Contributors, while July, October and December featured members from NetBeans Dream Team.

Thank you!

Dec 2008 | NetBeans Dream Team

Now, we shall see contributions done by NetBeans Dream Team Members during the month of December, 2008!

When was the last time they contributed?
Two months back, in Nov '08! They contributed Tutorials and Developer FAQs.

Tips & Tricks

Aristides Villarreal Bravo
Dec 24
Cambiar el formato de fecha de jXDatePicker

Anton Epple
Dec 24
Create your own Platform versions

Dec 24
Fix Navigator Mode in NetBeans Platform Applications

Dec 23
NetBeans on USB Stick

Dec 08
Fix External Web Browser in NetBeans Platform Application
Varun Nischal
Dec 08
Want to use GSF API's?
Kristian Rink
Dec 05
NetBeans for Processing users

Thank you, Anton, Aristides, Kristian and Varun!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Community-Contributed Docs Statistics

Statistics: Year 2007-08

Year 2007
Contributions- 76 (10 Months)
Unique Authors- 55
Analysis: This states that nearly every month, 8 docs were contributed to our project, and there were 5-6 authors joining the project every month..

Year 2008
Contributions- 203 (12 Months)
Unique Authors- 60
Analysis: This states that nearly every month, 17 docs were contributed to our project, and there were nearly 5 authors joining the project every month..

Comparative Study
From the above figures, one can infer that in the year 2008, there was 62.56% increase in the no. of contributions.. However, the rate of authors joining the project remained the same..

What Next?

This is your project and you are the driving force, so if you have any suggestions for betterment of this project, let us know.. We hope to see the same enthusiasm again this year, wish you good luck and thank you for your contributions till date..

Happy New Year :)