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.
Who this book is for
The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is for large enterprises who are not interested in reinventing the wheel whenever they create a new applications, and open source communities who typically benefit from a modular architecture, because a plugin system (as provided by the NetBeans Platform) simplifies how contributions can be made to a project.
Table of Contents
- Contents at a Glance
- About the Author
- About the Translator
- About the Technical Reviewers
PART 1: Basics & Concepts: Basics of the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 1: Introduction
- CHAPTER 2: Structure of the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 3: The NetBeans Module System
- CHAPTER 4: The OSGi Framework
- CHAPTER 5: Lookup Concept
- CHAPTER 6: Actions
- CHAPTER 7: Data and Files
- CHAPTER 8: Tips and Tricks
PART 2: Look & Feel: Developing User Interfaces
- CHAPTER 9: Menu Bar and Toolbar
- CHAPTER 10: Window System
- CHAPTER 11: Status Bar and Progress Bar
- CHAPTER 12: Nodes and Explorer
- CHAPTER 13: Dialogs and Wizards
- CHAPTER 14: Visual Library
- CHAPTER 15: Tips and Tricks
PART 3: Ready & Go: Using the NetBeans Platform Standard Modules
- CHAPTER 16: Help System
- CHAPTER 17: Output Window
- CHAPTER 18: Navigator
- CHAPTER 19: Properties
- CHAPTER 20: Options and Settings
- CHAPTER 21: Palette
PART 4: Use & Extend: Advanced APIs of the NetBeans Platform & ID
- CHAPTER 22: Palette API
- CHAPTER 23: Task List API
- CHAPTER 24: Quick Search API
- CHAPTER 25: Auto Update Services API
PART 5: Server & Database: Enterprise Applications and the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 26: Java DB
- CHAPTER 27: Hibernate
- CHAPTER 28: Java Persistence API
- CHAPTER 29: MySQL and EclipseLink
- CHAPTER 30: Web Services
- CHAPTER 31: Java Enterprise Edition and the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 32: RESTful Web Services
- CHAPTER 33: Authentication and Multi-User Login
PART 6: Pack & Ship: Adapting, Delivering, and Actualizing Applications
- CHAPTER 34: Internationalization and Localization
- CHAPTER 35: Branding and Packaging Application
- CHAPTER 36: Updating a NetBeans Platform Application
PART 7: Test & Tooling: Developing and Testing NetBeans Platform Applications
- CHAPTER 37: Maven and the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 38: Eclipse IDE and the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 39: From Eclipse to NetBeans
- CHAPTER 40: IntelliJ IDEA and the NetBeans Platform
- CHAPTER 41: NetBeans Swing GUI Builder
- CHAPTER 42: Testing NetBeans Platform Applications
- CHAPTER 43: Debugging with the NetBeans IDE
- PART 8: Play & More: Developing an MP3-Manager—An Example of a NetBeans Platform Application
- Title: The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7
- Release date: December 2011
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781430241010