Monday May 19, 2008

Maven: Opening New Doors for NetBeans IDE

Yesterday I started up NetBeans IDE 6.1, went to the Plugin Portal, and installed the Maven plugin:

I then went to the New Project wizard and selected Maven and then "Maven Project":

After clicking Next, I found the following project types:

Wow. I can create NetBeans modules in Maven? No set up or manual wackiness needed? Then I expanded "Archetypes from remote Maven Repositories". Wow, check it out:

...and check it out some more...

...and more...

...and more...

...and more...

...and more...

From some of the many cool-seeming archetypes, which I can now work with after simply clicking through this wizard, it would seem that one should be able to create OSGi bundles in NetBeans IDE. How interesting.

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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