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Geertjan Wielenga03/04/09
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Using IntelliJ IDEA for NetBeans Platform Development

On jetbrains.com there's a rather impressive article entitled Using IntelliJ IDEA for Eclipse RCP development. Let's take a look at what the NetBeans Platform equivalent would look like.We'll start with one of the standard NetBeans Platform sample...

Fabrizio Giudici03/02/09
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Asynchronous Testing of Swing Applications

I'm telling you about some experiences I had with specific issues when testing Swing applications (it happened with the blueMarine development, but this article is focused on Swing and not on the NetBeans Platform). I'd like to hear your opinion about a...

Geertjan Wielenga03/01/09
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Warsaw Students Populate the Plugin Portal!

A recent NetBeans Platform Training held at the Warsaw University (by Toni, Karol, and Geertjan), has resulted in a small storm of plugins being uploaded into the Plugin Portal. That is a central requirement for upgrading from the default...

Liu Huasong02/24/09
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JavaFX 1.1 NetBeans Plugin on Linux

The following tip is based on Weiqi Gao's original post on  JavaFX 1.0 On Linux: NetBeans Plugin. The method outlined in that post does not work with JavaFX 1.1. First you will need to install JDK 1.6 update 12 and NetBeans 6.5.

Geertjan Wielenga02/17/09
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NetBeans External Execution of ZX Spectrum Emulator on Ubuntu

A very good day for me yesterday. I discovered this link:http://www.64bitjungle.com/ubuntu/sinclair-zx-spectrum-48k-on-ubuntu-64-bit/It turns out that a simple "sudo apt-get" gets you a ZX Spectrum emulator! With a world of games. Hello...

Harris Goldstone02/16/09
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Icon Tip for NetBeans Platform

If you have icons with names like this: Then set the default icon as the "iconBase" in the action registration in the layer, the line is line 7 here:

Geertjan Wielenga02/16/09
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Extending GlassFish v3 via the NetBeans Platform's OSGi Support

The first problem you encounter when trying to use NetBeans IDE to extend GlassFish is that GlassFish, while extendable (hurray), is only extendable via OSGi bundles. And NetBeans IDE doesn't let you create OSGi bundles. Or... doesn't it?

Wei Ling Chen02/16/09
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Refcardz Topics: What Should We Cover? (Vote Now)

DZone needs your help!  We have a lot of Refcard topics on our plate and want to know how to prioritize the topic choices.  What topics would you like to see?  Vote your favorites from the list below.If you're...

Geertjan Wielenga02/15/09
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Modularity, Groovy, and Shared Filesystems

Let's use the "ModuleInstall.restored" method, shown in the earlier part (where I introduced a modular approach to Groovy application development) to create our Groovy UI:

Geertjan Wielenga02/14/09
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How to Create Modular Groovy Applications in 5 Steps!

Let's create a modular Groovy application! Why?! Modularity is an enabler of scaleability. As your Groovy application increases in size, you increasingly need to manage code dependencies, structure your code in units that are larger than packages, and...

Toni Epple02/12/09
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NetBeans Lookups Explained!

Lookups are one of the most important parts of the NetBeans Platform. They're used almost everywhere and most of the time when you ask something on a mailing list the answer is "Use Lookups!". Many times when the use of Lookups is explained it's in...

Schalk Neethling02/11/09
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5 Questions With Geertjan Wielenga: VisualVM And NetBeans Platform Evangelist & Technical Writer

Thanks Geertjan for joining me for this interview. Please tell us a little more about Geertjan Wielenga. I am a technical writer. I write documentation to explain how to use the NetBeans APIs. I like the puzzling involved in creating tutorials, especially...

Geertjan Wielenga02/10/09
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Egyptian Database Student Project on the NetBeans Platform

Ahmed Gaber, a student at the faculty of computers and informatics at Suez Canal University in Egypt, is in his final year and lives in Ismailia. Here he talks about the graduation project that he and a team of other students are working on, called Visual...

Fabrizio Giudici02/07/09
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Reading EXIF and IPTC with Mistral

While you may have seen me blogging and posting stories about my main projects, I've realized that some of the smaller subprojects didn't receive much attention from me in the last year. For instance Mistral, which is a meta-framework for imaging....

Geertjan Wielenga01/31/09
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Conversation with MUFIX Java Community Leaders in Egypt

An interview with Hamada Zahera, Abbas Adel, and Ahmed Tanahy from Menufia University in Egypt, who set up their own Java community at their university some years ago.