I’ve been away awhile, working on a new project. It’s part of an educational effort about molecular dynamics simulation. Although I’ve been working a lot with Clojure using emacs for editing, this project required a return to Java. As a result, I’ve been using NetBeans again. The difference in productivity was amazing and not in the way I expected.
Just some notes on how I updated to the recent releases of Java 8 and NetBeans 8 on Ubuntu 13.10 (64 bit) running the Xfce desktop environment (Xubuntu).
Every time I update the default JDK used by NetBeans, I also want to update the default JavaFX platform. And I always forget how. Looking on the web usually results in finding methods that just don’t work. Here’s how I do it.
- In NetBeans (7.3 as of this writing), select the “Tools” menu and the “Java Platforms” drop-down menu.
- In the left pane of the dialog, select “Default JavaFX Platform” and remove it. Close the dialog by clicking the “Close” button.
- From the “File” menu, select “New Project…”
- Create a new “JavaFX Application”, then complete the wizard using the defaults supplied.
That will reset the Default JavaFX Platform to point to the version included in the latest JDK.
Sometimes weakness is a strength. That certainly seems to be the case for the lowly sign test. It is about the simplest statistical significance test imaginable. But if it tells you something is important, it probably is.