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  • October 7, 2011

December 2011: The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Received an e-mail from Heiko Böck today: "The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7 will be published definitely in December. It’s official!"


Table of Contents:

  1. Part I: Basics & Concepts: Basics of the NetBeans Platform
    • Introduction
    • Structure of the NetBeans Platform
    • The NetBeans Module System
    • The OSGi Framework
    • Lookup Concept
    • Actions
    • Data and Files
    • Tips and Tricks
  2. Part II: Look & Feel: Developing User Interfaces
    • Menubar and Toolbar
    • Window System
    • Statusbar and Progressbar
    • Nodes and Explorer
    • Lookup Concept
    • Dialogs and Wizards
    • Visual Library
    • Tips and Tricks
  3. Part III: Ready & Go: Using the NetBeans Platform Standard Modules
    • Help System
    • Output Window
    • Navigator
    • Properties
    • Options and Settings
    • Palette
  4. Part IV: Use & Extend: Advances APIs of the NetBeans Platform & IDE
    • Palette API
    • Tasklist API
    • Quick Search API
    • Auto Update Services API
  5. Part V: Server & Database: Enterprise Applications and the NetBeans Platform
    • Java DB
    • Hibernate
    • Java Persistence API
    • MySQL and EclipseLink
    • Web Services
    • Java Beans (JEE)
    • RESTful Web Services
    • Authentication and Multi‐User Login
  6. Part VI: Pack & Ship: Adapting, Delivering and Actualizing Applications
    • Internationalization and Localization
    • Branding and Packaging
    • Update of a NetBeans Platform Application
  7. Part VII: Test & Tooling: Developing and Testing NetBeans Platform Applications
    • Maven and the NetBeans Platform
    • Eclipse IDE and the NetBeans Platform
    • From Eclipse to NetBeans
    • IntelliJ IDEA and the NetBeans Platform
    • NetBeans Swing GUI Builder
    • Testing NetBeans Platform Applications
    • Debugging with the NetBeans DIE
  8. Part VIII: Play & More: Developing an MP3‐Manager ‐ An Example of a NetBeans Platform Application
    • MP3 Manager
    • Appendix

Pretty great line up!

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Comments ( 11 )
  • Pavan Kumar Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Hi Geertjan,

    Its gr8 to see more books published on the Netbeans Platform(which is always a good sign of the platform moving forward).

    Just curious..to know if it is possible to see the table of contents ..to note what has changed from the previous edition of the book "The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform".



  • Geertjan Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Added the table of contents now. I've read most of the German version of the book, I highly recommend it, will post a review of it sometime soon.

  • Pavan Kumar Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Thanks Geertjan..for the info

  • SorinS Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Had a look on the publisher site, it seems that Apress is selling the alpha version in electronic format (pdf, epub, mobi). Thanks for the info Geertjan, was eagerly awaiting this book

  • Elisha Ebenezer Monday, October 10, 2011

    Will this cover upcoming Netbeans 7.1 APIs? If Not, it would be best to include them.

  • Stanyslas Matayo Monday, October 10, 2011

    Thanks Geertjan for this information.

    I want to say just one thing, we have a lof of API inside Netbeans Platform, and a lot of good practices in source code, but not Netbeans Platform in a Nutshell Book, where you can find ALL information about APIs and how to use it with good example, do you have a reference about this kind of book?

  • Bob Monday, October 10, 2011

    I don't see anything relating to implementing editors for other languages in the table of contents. It would be nice to have a definitive document about the recommended way to do this since it has changed so much over the years.

  • Thomas G. Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Dear Geertjan!

    Thank you so much for promoting Heiko's books. I am still new to NetBeans Platform currently writing my first Modules. I have to say that, without Heiko's help, I would not have known where to start the journey.

    That is I recommend this book to everybody who wants to learn about NetBeans Platform in general and especially to those who are new to NetBeans Platform. For Beginners this is an absolute must read.

    If you are not able to get going with this book I reckon you will hardly ever get going at all.

  • Tom Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    I got going with the tutorials on platform.netbeans.org, they're excellent.

  • Thomas G. Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Dear Tom!

    Please don't get me wrong, for sure the tutorials on platform.netbeans.org provide a wealth of information. I just wanted to state that from my point of view, which is a beginners point of view, I would recommed Heiko's book especially to NetBeans newbies as currently IMHO this is the best structured and most condense one-stop shop for all of your beginner's needs.

  • guest Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    please I need to ask somebody who already read the book, or start reading it, I saw one comment on the book in Amazon.com and he/she said the the book covers almost all the topic in Netbeans, but the translation to the English was't that good, or it not easy to understand many sentences in it.

    please if anybody have read the book in English to help me to find if that true or not.

    Thank you so much.

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