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IntelliJ IDEA and the NetBeans Platform

The Java development environment IntelliJ IDEA of JetBrains (http://jetbrains.com/idea) is now freely available with the community edition. It provides another alternative for developing NetBeans Platform applications thanks to the integrated Maven project support. In this chapter, I will give both beginners and professionals some tips for using IntelliJ IDEA to successfully set up of a NetBeans Platform-based application.


Maven is not part of IntelliJ IDEA. So before you can create a Maven project you have to provide a Maven distribution. You can download the current version at http://maven.apache.org as a zip file. Just unpack it at the desired location. This directory ...

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