Reduce eye strain with Netbeans Dark Nimbus Theme

If you do feel that your IDE is WAYYYY TOO BRIGHT, well, Netbeans 7.3 RC1 Dark Nimbus Theme probably can help.

What you need to do:

  • Go to Plugins, and download the Netbeans Dark Nimbus Theme
  • Go to <Netbeans home directory>/etc/netbeans.conf
  • Append --laf Nimbus on the option netbeans_default_options
  • Restart IDE
  • Go to Options > Fonts & Colors, then select Norway Today

Netbeans 7.3 connecting to local mysql

I thought I’ll write this one up since I just spent 30 minutes trying to connect to local mysql.

I just downloaded the new Netbeans 7.3 Beta 2, and am now trying to play around with MySql. So, firstly, I simply use the Synaptic Package Manager and install mysql. Once that’s done, it’s time to connect.

I have used Oracle in the past and have managed to connect to it via Netbeans Services > Database (and downloading the ojdbc drivers, connecting, etc etc, they all goes without saying). With MySql however, I notice, there is a dedicated menu Register MySql Server.

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh…… fantastic!!!

Okay …

Then comes the page this this MySQL Server Properties. Hmmm, what values should I put in? …

Well, I spent some time looking up google and also trying various entries. I thought I’ll just share the screenshot here: