Thursday Dec 12, 2013

NetBeans IDE Extension Workshop @ Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Part 2)

Another NetBeans IDE plugin development session was held at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Venlo to continue learning about the topic of extending NetBeans IDE via creating new plugins. (Part 1 was described here.)

We had a fun time, with exercises in groups where Tetris, Pacman, and Breakout were ported to NetBeans IDE:

A future session could focus on how to remake these games in JavaFX. The code for the games we ported comes from here:

And here's where the three Java SE applications are found, i.e., install the plugin and you'll have the three applications with which the porting execise started:

Slightly dark picture of the group:

And the day ended with a quick overview of the basics of how to extend the NetBeans IDE Java Editor:


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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