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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.

troy giunipero01/31/09
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100 NetBeans IDE Tips and Tricks

 I was mainly interested in tricks for editor support, like code completion and keyboard shortcuts, and time saving techniques in general. Here are some useful examples: ...

Geertjan Wielenga01/30/09
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Interview: Google Protocol Buffer Plugin for NetBeans IDE

One of the students in the recent NetBeans Platform Certified Training in Warsaw, Piotr Tabor, has been working on a very interesting certification project: treating NetBeans IDE as a tools platform, he's created features for working with Google Protocol...

Harris Goldstone01/30/09
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Tip: Importing Images into NetBeans

In the 6.5 release I noticed I can import images in two ways:Drag image from outside NetBeans into a project (e.g., a package) in Projects window.Copy an image outside NetBeans (so it is now on clipboard), then paste it onto a package and then it is added....

Geertjan Wielenga01/29/09
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NetBeans.tv Rocks Again: Dummy's Guide to Wicket

I realized, while in Egypt recently, that Struts, JSF, and Spring still dominate much of the world, though less so in the US and Europe. To help fix this information lag, here's a screencast that introduces Wicket, focusing on its distinguishing features and...

Fabrizio Giudici01/28/09
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Designing APIs on the NetBeans Platform (Part 0): The Metadata API

With this article I'm starting a new series of posts about the NetBeans Platform. It's about how I designed (and am still designing) a specific API of the blueMarine project that is completely self-contained (thus it's a good matter for teaching) and thought...