Tuesday Mar 09, 2010

Database Design & Synchronization Software on the NetBeans Platform

DbWrench, which is database design and synchronization software, is clearly an application created on top of the NetBeans Platform:

And, someone out there is making money on the NetBeans Platform in this case, since purchasing this application will cost you $145, while a trial version is also available.

Quite a lot of work seems to have gone into this application, primarily in the porting from a previous incarnation (shown here):

Must be nice, as a developer of this application, to suddenly have a free docking framework out of the box. :-)

Note: Nowhere on the DbWrench website will you see a reference to the NetBeans Platform. Nothing wrong with that. But it clearly means that it's hard to make an estimate about the actual popularity of the NetBeans Platform. However, from the screenshots page one can safely conclude that the NetBeans Platform is broadly adopted across all sectors developing industrial software applications.

Many thanks to Andrea Cisternino for identifying this application as yet another NetBeans Platform application! Others out there? Let me know!


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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