Friday Sep 21, 2012

Tinkerforge Plugin for NetBeans IDE 7.2

Here's the start of a simple designer for Tinkerforge:

Items in the palette come from a live Tinkerforge connection. Drag and drop palette items representing bricks and bricklets and connect them together and then generate a Java class that uses those parts. The aim is to be able to introduce logic via the designer above, i.e., "if the temperature is below X then display Y in the LCD display".

It is still in an early prototype stage so isn't usable in the real world yet. Here's the background to how it all came about:

http://netbeans.dzone.com/nb-tinkerforge-course-report

If anyone wants to join me in working on this plugin, the sources are here:

http://java.net/projects/nb-api-samples/sources/api-samples/show/versions/7.2/misc/TinkerForgeNode

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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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