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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...

Geertjan Wielenga01/28/09
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Interview: Becoming a NetBeans Platform Trainer

Thomas Würthinger is a researcher and PhD student at the Institute for System Software at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His main research interests are virtual machines, modular programming, and visualization tools. Recently, he developed a...

troy giunipero01/27/09
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Adding a YUI Sortable DataTable to a NetBeans Web Project

This exercise demonstrates how to add a sortable YUI DataTable to a web page. As Yahoo! UI's demo page states,

Geertjan Wielenga01/27/09
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Animated JavaFX Meets the NetBeans Platform

I was talking to a NetBeans Platform customer last night, about Josh Marinacci's instructions for integrating JavaFX into Java applications. "Where," we wondered, "would doing that make sense?" Then we remembered that one of the new...

Amit Saha01/24/09
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NetBeans IDE + virtualenv = Your Python Experimental Bed

virtualenv is a tool to build sandbox(ed) or isolated Python environments. Using it you can create multiple isolated Python development environments each with their own isolated 'site-packages', which basically means giving yourself a playground which you...

Jiri Rechtacek01/23/09
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How to Quietly Disable NetBeans Modules at Runtime Programmatically

I received an inquiry from a user of the NetBeans Platform: he wants to know of a way to disable one or more modules in a running application built on the NetBeans Platform. In addition, this should happen silently, i.e. with no end-user intervention or any...

Amit Saha01/23/09
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DTrace + NetBeans IDE + Python!

The DTrace plugin for NetBeans IDE brings the DTrace Toolkit and DTrace Chime to NetBeans on OpenSolaris. The DTrace toolkit ships with some utility scripts to talk with the Python DTrace providers.

Harris Goldstone01/22/09
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NetBeans.tv Rocks Again: Understanding the JavaFX Scene Graph

NetBeans.tv is one of the BEST things the NetBeans Team has created. Hope whoever is behind it gets a raise! I love the movies there and the site itself is very snappy. Here's the latest movie I found there, about JavaFX, it's pretty nice:

Amit Saha01/22/09
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Hatching Python Eggs from NetBeans IDE

Support for building Python eggs  (IZ #150283) from NetBeans IDE is now available in the repository. (Refer this link to see how you can clone the repository and build the Python bits).

Geertjan Wielenga01/21/09
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Hello EclipseLink + Modularity on the NetBeans Platform

In this part (which follows from this part) we add another view to our application, which will ultimately be the editor for the selected Customer in the tree view. For now, it will simply display the values of the selected Customer: There are two interesting...

Jay Mahadeokar01/21/09
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Java Sun SPOTS in the Rain Forests of India

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)  is built on a strong academic foundation and actively pursues investigations in the natural and social sciences, which form the basis for ongoing projects that are dedicated to outreach and...

Amit Saha01/21/09
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NetBeans and Disco!

Disco is an open-source implementation of the Map-Reduce framework, written in Erlang. Whereas the framework is written in Erlang, Python is used to write the jobs (see glossary) for the framework. That is the link between NetBeans and Disco: Python.

Geertjan Wielenga01/20/09
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Hello EclipseLink + Explorer Views on the NetBeans Platform

In this part we'll take an important step. We'll go from this position (which is where the previous article ended): ...to this one:

Geertjan Wielenga01/19/09
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Hello EclipseLink + BeansBinding on the NetBeans Platform

Let's now take the next logical step, folllowing from the previous two parts (part 1, part 2). "And what exactly," you might be wondering, "is the next logical step?" Well, the next logical step is to create a NetBeans Platform application...