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Eclipse IDE and the NetBeans Platform

In Chapter 37 you learned how easy it is to create applications based on the NetBeans Platform even without the NetBeans IDE. This is possible now because NetBeans Platform applications can be developed with Maven (with the NetBeans Maven plugins). A Maven Repository with all NetBeans modules as Maven modules is available at http://bits.netbeans.org/maven2, so dependencies on NetBeans Platform modules can easily be defined by an XML entry.

Besides Maven, numerous annotations contribute to the independence of a given IDE, since by now, many declarative configuration entries have been created by corresponding wizards. But to compile them manually is complex and error-prone. The corresponding ...

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