By Geertjan-Oracle on Sep 11, 2013
A new article by Djamel Torche is a great introduction to the key features of the NetBeans Platform:
"After trying and using the NetBeans Platform, I'm impressed", writes Djamel. "Really impressed by what it provides as functionalities, component/code re-usability, and best practices."
He then summarizes the key functionality and components available out of the box: central service management, window system, extensibility, update mechanism, file system, visual library, palette, and more.
Worth reading this article to get a quick overview of why using the NetBeans Platform makes sense.