C H A P T E R  2

Structure of the NetBeans Platform

To give you an overview of how a rich client application is structured and to show the relationship of the application you're creating to the NetBeans Platform, this chapter will discuss the architecture of the NetBeans Platform. It will also introduce the independent building blocks of the NetBeans Platform and the responsibilities that the NetBeans runtime container handles for you. Finally, this chapter will explain the structure of the NetBeans classloader system along with the role it plays in applications built on top of the NetBeans Platform.

NetBeans Platform Architecture

The size and complexity of modern applications is steadily increasing. At the same time, professional applications ...

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