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  • August 23, 2005

A Five-Minute NetBeans Tutorial

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
I've just finished updating the NetBeans Project Sample Plug-in Tutorial. I basically had to delete 50% of the previous version and replace the text with two screenshots -- because there's now a wizard that does all of the work for you. It's the new Project Template wizard, which makes NetBeans projects available as project samples in the New Project wizard. (By the way, if you want to create a new project template, you could also use this wizard to create its basis. Then you can make the template available in the New Project wizard, in the list with web projects or J2SE projects or one of the other project types.)

When I'd finished updating the tutorial, I realized that there was a sentence at the top that said: "Once the software is installed, this tutorial can be completed in 20 minutes." I browsed through the tutorial and then realized that that was no longer accurate -- you can now literally complete it in 5 minutes... Not bad, huh. And there are several more wizards on the way!

At the bottom of the updated tutorial is a list of open issues, things I need to add or resolve. If you work through the tutorial and have any other questions or issues that you think the tutorial should deal with, please let me know!

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Comments ( 2 )
  • geetha Friday, September 9, 2005
    Its really nice
  • Geertjan Friday, September 9, 2005
    So are you! Thanks for stopping by.
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