Heiko Boeck's new book The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7 has caught Geertjan Wielenga's attention, which is reflected in his post that lists the book's entire table of contents. Boeck's publisher, Apress, says of the book that it " ... 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." Readers can expect to learn, Apress continues, such things as 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; and how to distribute a modular application, focusing on different strategies for monetizing from its modular architecture.
NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 Now Available for Download
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