We want to announce the release of a module that helps you use NetBeans IDE in the classroom. It's an Ant output filter that filters out all of the Ant output when you run a program and just shows the program output. Because NetBeans IDE uses Ant to run programs, when you run HelloWorld you see this:
init: deps-jar: compile: run: Hello World BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)
Which can be confusing to beginners. With the Ant Output Filter installed, you only see this:
Hello World BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)
To install the plug-in, go to Tools > Plugins, then locate the Ant Output Filter in the Available tab and install it. To disable the plugin, you have to uninstall it. The plug-in is only available for NetBeans 6.1.