Smashing Mag, NetBeans IDE 6.8, and a VERY cool jQuery slider

Got a bunch of stuff here, so I’m combining it into one post.

First, Smashing Mag, if you weren’t on there on Monday…I believe, you might not know. Apparently they are in some financial trouble and were asking their readership to help them out by purchasing an e-book. I’m guessing they took on more than they could chew, but who really knows. What I do know, is that the e-book contains like 10 articles…8 of which have already been published, and two new exclusive items. For $10. Not a lot really, but for content that most of us who go there have seen? Bah. Better if they asked to buy their print book for $30.

NetBeans IDESecond, NetBeans IDE 6.8. I know there are a ton of IDE’s out there, and most people I know use Aptana. I always thought it was too bloated. I don’t use half the crap it comes with, and just a little too confusing to get things going. If you think its easy and awesome, that is fine. It IS good. But a co-worker of mine downloaded NetBeans and showed it to me. And it is exactly what I want. Nice and simple, supports Zen Coding (though not as much as I would like), subversion, ftp, and a great little Navigator Panel. It also has some damn awesome javascript features. I only saw that what it does with the Ext library, but I am going to assume it does the same for jQuery.

Lastly, I just saw an amazing looking jQuery slider done by Gilbert Pellegrom of Scotland. Here is a link to the Nivo slider.

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4 Responses to “Smashing Mag, NetBeans IDE 6.8, and a VERY cool jQuery slider”

  1. That slider is pretty badass. God I wish I would get around to learning Javascript and Jquery.

    And does NetBeans have all the functionality of Notepad++? If so I’d be willing to make a switch.

  2. jcDesigns says:

    I have never used NotePad++, but the guy at my work that showed me NetBeans uses it, and this is what he says. This is his opinion, so ultimately you have to make the choice.

    He told me its like comparing apples to oranges. NetBeans is for large codebases, while Notepad++ is good for smaller script editing mostly. Notepad++ isn’t really an IDE.

    Hope that helps a little.

  3. Stas says:

    I use free PHP IDE – Codelobster PHP Edition with special JQuery plug-in.

  4. jcDesigns says:

    Had to edit the link you posted…too many w’s. Anyway, I checked out the site. Do you know of any screen shots for it? I do like the auto-complete and selector finder, and I believe NetBeans has that, but I don’t like that you have to pay for the plugin. I like minimal IDE’s, which is why I moved away from Aptana. Does this have a ton of stuff that you would never use?

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