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Mastering NetBeans by David Salter

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Chapter 10. Extending NetBeans

NetBeans is developed as a suite of modules. This modular nature of NetBeans is one of the main features of the IDE in that it allows additional modules to be easily written that can provide extra functionality to developers. NetBeans provides a vast amount of functionality as standard; however, there is still a thriving ecosystem in third-party plugins that can provide additional functionality into the IDE. For example, there are plugins that allow NetBeans to interact with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or modern web frameworks such as NodeJS.

The modular nature of NetBeans also means that NetBeans is ideally suited as a basis for developing desktop applications. The NetBeans IDE is after all a NetBeans Platform ...

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