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Toni Epple08/25/08
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How Do NetBeans Extension Points Work?

One of the main benefits of the NetBeans Platform is its module system. Regardless of which module system is best (my guess is there will soon be a version of NetBeans that can also run as OSGi bundles), it’s important to have a system that enables you to...

Fabrizio Giudici08/24/08
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From Pain to Gain: Swing and the NetBeans Platform in the Real World

Developing rich desktop Java applications has been historically a painful experience; but now you have new advanced Swing components and a complete application framework in the NetBeans Platform. See how the NetBeans Platform has made it much easier to...

Konstantin Chikarev08/23/08
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NetBeans Platform Tip: Adding New Resource Types to a JAR

The NetBeans Platform uses Ant for build processes. To make changes for the process one can simply change the Ant file associated with the task. For example, I want to include my resource file in the new JAR, so I open the "Compile" Ant task. I can...

Rob Demmer08/22/08
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Video: Compile on Save in NetBeans IDE

This screencast demonstrates the Compile on Save feature that has been introduced in NetBeans IDE 6.5. This feature saves you time by... ...enabling you to make incremental changes to your application and test run those changes without rebuilding and...

Tom Wheeler08/22/08
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Hooking into the NetBeans Platform Lifecycle

One major difference between developing a NetBeans Platform application and a monolithic Java application is that there's no main method. This sometimes leaves developers wondering where they can insert their own code. This article describes some places where...

R. Kusterer08/21/08
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JDK 6 and JavaFX (and NetBeans) on 32-bit Macs

The JavaFX SDK is out, but on 32-bit Macs, the SDK installer can't find a JDK 6 and just quits. So no JavaFX on my Intel Core iMac, ever? :-o Not so fast!Over the weekend I wanted to try out the new JavaFX SDK on my iMac at home. Unfortunately, my Mac was one...

Jordi R Cardona08/21/08
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Add 3D To Your Java App With Xj3D And NetBeans IDE

These are instructions on how to use Xj3D libraries in NetBeans IDE so you can integrate them in your Java application. This tutorial is useful for people that are developing Java applications with Xj3D as a library. If your Java application needs a 3D window...

Petr Pisl08/20/08
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Screencast about NetBeans PHP IDE and WordPress

I have published a screencast, how to set up WordPress as a NetBeans project and also I show how to write a simple plugin for WordPress. The plugin will look through content of displayed blog entries to replace the word...

Geertjan Wielenga08/18/08
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Interview: Farrukh Ijaz on the Vroom Web Framework

Farrukh Ijaz is from Pakistan and lives in Qatar. He works for a diplomatic company as a Senior System Analyst. In his company they use NetBeans IDE for developing Java EE applications. Open Source development is Farrukh's hobby. Here he talks about his web...

Varun Nischal08/16/08
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Revamped NetBeans HTML Hyperlink Navigation Tutorial

Introduction to HyperlinksThis would work in NetBeans 6.0, 6.1 with JDK 5, 6. So, keep that in mind. Hyperlinks in the IDE are created when you implement the NetBeans API HyperlinkProvider class. In this case, we will implement numerous usecases. Before we...

David Van Couvering08/15/08
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NetBeans Development Process Rocks!

David Van Couvering, Database Architect for NetBeans, shares his enthusiasm for the NetBeans development process below. -- Geertjan Wielenga, NetBeans Zone leader

Geertjan Wielenga08/14/08
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Chinese Translation of "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform"

A few weeks ago, Tim Boudreau, Jaroslav Tulach, and I received an e-mail from China asking us to contribute a foreword to a Chinese translation of our book "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Plaform". That was great news,...

Jiri Kovalsky08/13/08
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NetCAT 6.5 Status Report

Jiri Kovalsky, NetBeans IDE 6.5 Community Acceptance Testing (NetCAT) program co-ordinator, reports on the current status of the NetCAT program, highlighting the involvement of the many community members in today's release of NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta. --...

Lloyd Dunn08/13/08
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NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta: Geared for PHP Development!

As web developers increasingly tackle large-scale projects that use PHP together with MySQL, they stand to benefit from an IDE that can efficiently manage their growing code base. Fortunately, the newly released NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta arrives tailor-made to...

Rob Demmer08/13/08
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Nandini Ramani Introduces the JavaFX Preview SDK

Engineering Director Nandini Ramani introduces JavaFX Preview SDK and shows how to use NetBeans IDE 6.1 With JavaFX to run samples and create an application.