Simplified Apache NetBeans Welcome Screen

Saturday August 24, 2019

To simplify the Welcome Screen and, in particular, replace all links to with, I have created this issue and pull request:

All references to are replaced with equivalents at and the News column, which pointed to, is removed from the tab below, while the Blogs column is renamed to News, since newsworthy items now come from here, i.e., from this blog:

apache netbeans welcome new

Also, the Featured Demo on the first tab is removed, best to have as few links to external places as possible, i.e., help reduce potential points of failure, especially here where having that demo in the page doesn’t add all that much while removing it reduces the need for external URL calls that could cause problems and slow things down.