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Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform by Geertjan Wielenga, Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau

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Chapter OneGetting Started with the NetBeans Platform

When you develop applications on top of the NetBeans Platform, you will probably want to use the NetBeans IDE to simplify development. The IDE contains the platform itself, plus an array of useful development tools. You might think of the IDE as the Software Development Kit (SDK) for the NetBeans Platform. This chapter contains a quick survey of some important features of NetBeans IDE that will greatly ease the development process.

1.1. Setting Up the IDE

You can install the IDE directly from the CD that comes with this book, or you can download the latest version of the IDE from www.netbeans.org.

Another indispensable tool is the API documentation for the platform and IDE. You can download ...

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