Saturday, January 21, 2012

NetBeans 7.1 IDE: Inspect and Transform to JDK 7

I gave a talk this month at the Greenville Java Users Group (GreenJUG) on the new features, and tips & tricks in the new NetBeans 7.1 IDE.

One of the most popular demonstrations was using NetBeans to download Apache Commons IO from the Apache Subversion repository, open the Apache Maven project natively, and upgrade it from JDK 5 to JDK 7.

This is a real world demonstration of the incredible and powerful new capabilities in the IDE. What is particularly interesting is that the Apache Commons IO project does a great job of providing  unit tests to validate our changes.

I created a 20 minute video which demonstrates this really vital new functionality to help you migrate your projects to JDK 7.