With this work in your hands, you hold the most current and the most comprehensive guide to the Swing-based rich client platform, NetBeans Platform 7. This theme-rich client platform is highly topical. In addition to the NetBeans Platform, Eclipse RCP is also a principal representative of this category. The development of these two platforms was mainly driven by the NetBeans and Eclipse integrated development environments (IDEs). Those two IDEs are based on their respective platforms and represent a rich client application themselves. The NetBeans Platform is completely based on the Java API with AWT and Swing and integrates the concepts of the Java Standard Edition (JSE), while the Eclipse RCP with SWT and JFace builds more and ...

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