NetBeans Community Index Content ( Community index redesign).

The Community page says: "Come and contribute to this project!" => Repurpose contribution index

  • Why? The community encourages contributions. This is how we use them. Your contributions add value.
  • What? Other people contributed all sorts of content, quality, style, size, difficulty.
  • How? We make it easy to contribute, clear and easy steps to follow.

Your reward - "tap into the collective brain of the developer community"

  • You learn and teach
  • News, events, videos, training, support
  • chats, mailing lists, forums
  • You get credit
  • You get more hits to your blog/webpage

Non-Code Contributions

Improve quality, share knowlegde, be part of the team.

Type Goal Examples How to Track Effects
Submit Bug Reports quality issues.html issues.html NetCAT
Help Test Releases quality issues.html issues.html NetCAT
Translate NetBeans localized IDE and RCP apps ... l10n tf Sitemap/language pop-up on website, language selection on download page
Write Tutorials share best practices CommunityDocs web content more docs in kb, CommunityDocs
Blog share news,success stories,tips, IDE Start Page
Link to (icon, banner) show you are part of the team partners partners

Code Contributions

Get the sources -> learn, reuse and integrate -> contribute back.

Type Goal Examples How to Track Effects
Bug fixes (patches) quality  ? patch  ?
publish NBM modules add features to NB platform plugin portal needs update plugin portal
start a project develop and release your software screenshots ...
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