The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7

  • 7h 54m
  • Heiko Böck
  • Apress
  • 2012

The NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance.

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout.

  • Provides a completely updated definitive guide to the NetBeans Platform, using the latest APIs, coding patterns, and methodologies.
  • Focuses strongly on business features in an application, since Oracle's customers are particularly interested in business-related aspects. For example, how to use OSGi, how to add authentication/security, how to monetize from a modular application.

The original German book on which this title is based was well received. The NetBeans Platform Community has put together this English translation, which covers the latest NetBeans Platform 7 APIs. With an introduction by known NetBeans Platform experts Jaroslav Tulach and Tim Boudreau, this is the most up-to-date book on this topic at the moment.

All NetBeans Platform developers will gain something from this book, because several topics in the book have not been documented anywhere else.

What you’ll learn

  • How to get started using the NetBeans Platform with or without using NetBeans IDE.
  • How to set up a modular application, using either Ant or Maven as a build system.
  • How to get acquainted with all the NetBeans Platform's APIs.
  • How to work with the Visual Library as a very popular and powerful widget library, covering all its features in detail.
  • How to model an application in OSGi/EMF and using the model in an application on the NetBeans Platform.
  • How to distribute a modular application, focusing on different strategies for monetizing from its modular architecture.

About the Author

Heiko Böck is earning his master's degree in informatics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is the author of the German book on which this one is based. He is a highly respected member of the NetBeans Platform's developer community.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Structure of the NetBeans Platform
  • The NetBeans Module System
  • The OSGi Framework
  • Lookup Concept
  • Actions
  • Data and Files
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Menu Bar and Toolbar
  • Window System
  • Status Bar and Progress Bar
  • Nodes and Explorer
  • Dialogs and Wizards
  • Visual Library
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Help System
  • Output Window
  • Navigator
  • Properties
  • Options and Settings
  • Palette
  • Palette API
  • Task List API
  • Quick Search API
  • Auto Update Services API
  • Java DB
  • Hibernate
  • Java Persistence API
  • MySQL and EclipseLink
  • Web Services
  • Java Enterprise Edition and the NetBeans Platform
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Authentication and Multi-User Login
  • Internationalization and Localization
  • Branding and Packaging Application
  • Updating a NetBeans Platform Application
  • Maven and the NetBeans Platform
  • Eclipse IDE and the NetBeans Platform
  • From Eclipse to NetBeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA and the NetBeans Platform
  • NetBeans Swing GUI Builder
  • Testing NetBeans Platform Applications
  • Debugging with the NetBeans IDE
  • Sample Project: MP3 Manager