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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Chapter 12. Extending NetBeans

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a NetBeans module
  • Packaging a NetBeans module for deployment

Introduction

NetBeans is a fully fledged IDE that provides many features to aid in a developer's day-to-day activities when developing applications.

We take some of the features available within NetBeans for granted, such as the ability to load and save Java source files. The majority of these features are provided, by default, with a standard installation of NetBeans. We don't need to install any extra plugins or components to get the desired functionality. This all adds up to NetBeans being an excellent feature-rich IDE.

Some features that we, as developers, use daily are not provided as standard ...

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