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Tag Archives: netbeans

March 26, 2010

Netbeans – The conclusion

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Jason
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8:52 am
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Well, I've given it a good go, but for me this is the end of the road for Netbeans (for the time being).  There wasn't a lot in it to be honest and Eclipse does have its drawbacks too, but in the end there were just some features that I decided I missed too much. There is a handy function search in Eclipse that can be invoked by ctrl+o(on a PC anyway, the Mac key bindings probably include the apple key).  A dialog pops up listing all the functions/methods in the current file, nicely ... read more

March 15, 2010

Netbeans & remote files

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Jason
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9:19 pm
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Just come across a scenario in Netbeans that can be a bit annoying.  Editing remote files.  In short, it isn't possible without downloading the whole site. 99% of the time I work on a local copy of a site. When I get to a certain point I'll commit the changes to the associated SVN repository. When the changes are ready, I will create a tag from trunk or whatever branch I'm working on and then deploy that tag to the live site or preview site. I hasten to add I never work directly on a live ... read more

March 14, 2010

Netbeans & SVN

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Jason
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10:15 am
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I've been using Netbeans for a few days now and I have to admit, my initial worries about changing IDE are slowly being addressed. The main area where I have been experiencing some issues is the SVN support.  It doesn't seem quite as intuative as some other tools (mainly Subclipse and Tortoise).  For example, to access a repository browser, you need to start some sort of action like a commit or copy. Being able to go straight into a browser would be handy.  This is achieved in Eclipse via ... read more

March 11, 2010

Trying Netbeans

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Jason
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12:15 pm
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First off, my IDE of choice for the last few years has been Eclipse with the PDT (PHP Development Tools) plugin. It has served me well and on several platforms too - currently on Windows 7 but for about a year my work box was running Ubuntu - ahh the good times.  Anyway, back to the point. After trying lots of PHP dev tools, I stumbled across the PDT project and decided to try it out.  Never really looked back. The other day, after a bit of a conversation on Twitter, I was prompted to ... read more