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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Packaging a NetBeans module for deployment

As we've seen in the previous recipe, NetBeans provides us with the ability to extend the functionality of the IDE by creating new modules. NetBeans modules are stored as .nbm files (which are essentially zipped archives), which can then be uploaded directly to the NetBeans plugin portal, or can be distributed via other techniques to other developers.

In this recipe, we'll show what we need to do to a module project to allow us to create a distributable NetBeans module.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you'll need the Add JUnit Test project created earlier in this chapter in the Creating a NetBeans module recipe. If you have not completed that recipe, the source code is available as part of the code ...

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