List<Weekend>(a weekend is the top level entity in my trivia software) and bind the table to that, but it wouldn't appear in the magic Get Data From drop down. Apparently, I have to expose the property as an array (
Weekend) rather than a generic List. I'm certain that it's possible to code around these issues that I have, but from a first-impression stand-point, NetBeans and JEE 5 aren't really impressing me that much. I do feel that JPA is a vast improvement over EJB 2.1persistence, but I'm really not sold on JSF (I may just go back to straight JSP/Spring MVC for this project) or NetBeans default JEE wizards. Also, the emacs keybindings for NetBeans are atrocious. Ctrl-G should stop the previous incremental search (and turn off highlighting of the results), not bring up a go to line dialog. It doesn't appear that Ctrl-Alt-f and co aren't working. Emacs bindings are more than just Ctrl-a, Ctrl-e, Ctrl-p, Ctrl-n, people. It doesn't appear that there's any notion of a mark, nor a kill ring. Eclipse at least does a very adequate job of emulating these features (though I still run into surprises when using Eclipse). Anyway, that's enough brain dumping for today. Perhaps once I get this initial scaffolding in place for my project I'll start to see some productivity improvements. Also, I've always felt that one of the strongest arguments for using Java over scripting languages is the superior support for debugging and observability, not initial developer productivity.