Findbugs, PMD, Checkstyle & Dependency Finder in Netbeans

The Software Quality Environment project provides Netbeans plugins related to code quality.

Unfortunately they are not in the default Update Centers so you have to add the SQE Update Center Manually.

Unfortunately again, at the time of writing, the SQE web site provide a wrong Update Center URL that leads to a 404. Who mentionned java.net ? :)

So, without further ado, here is the SQE Update Center URL:

http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/sqe/lastStableBuild/artifact/build/full-sqe-updatecenter/updates.xml

Once the Update Center is added, the Available Plugin catalog contains a Quality category that contains cited plugins.

All the plugins are working fine on Netbeans 7.0.

Building an EJB3 app using GlassFish v2, Maven2 and NetBeans 6

In an article explicitly titled Building an EJB 3.0 application using GlassFish v2, Apache Maven 2 and NetBeans IDE 6.0, Jacek Laskowski explain in detail how Netbeans 6 can be used by maven users willing to use GlassFish as an EJB3 container.

I’m currently doing these type of things with Netbeans 6 but I didn’t know it was feasible with so few command line maven invocations.