Brand New Book on the NetBeans Platform

Another extremely significant moment in the lifecycle of the NetBeans Platform. This morning I received the German-language book NetBeans Platform 6: Rich-Client-Entwicklung mit Java, by Heiko Bock, which was published during the past month. As co-author of Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform, I can say without any hesitation that Heiko's book is better.

The book covers many areas of the NetBeans 6 APIs, such as the Visual Library API, areas that we didn't cover in our book because at the time those APIs did not exist yet or were not "official" yet. Also, the book progresses very systematically, with many diagrams, and lots and lots of code throughout.

Here are some pics to give you an impression of the book's look and feel:

In the back of the book you'll find a CD, with Examples (Beispiele), which are all self-contained NetBeans modules and NetBeans module suites, as well as all this:

If you want a sneak preview, of the introductions, the table of contents, one of the chapters, and the index, click here. I highly recommend this book, even if you don't understand German. You understand Java, don't you?


It exists a version in English?

Posted by guest on January 24, 2008 at 11:11 PM PST #

Thanks for the heads-up Geertjan! Any idea on when/if to expect an english-language version?

PS. Don't be so self-deprecating! Your book was great too! :-)

Posted by Dan on January 25, 2008 at 01:19 AM PST #

I own this book since three weeks or so and I can affirm, this book is great. Very clear structured and easy to understand. The material quality of the book itself is also superb. I really hope for all the english speakers, that it will be translated to english. Perhaps one can ask Heiko directly. I have seen his messages sometimes on the mailing list.

Posted by Feldari on January 25, 2008 at 02:58 PM PST #

Hi Geertjan

there is another German book. See here:

I like it and I think it is great, especially for those who want a fast introduction into Netbeans RCP. Disclaimer: I was one of the reviewers of the book before it got published.


Posted by Markus Jais (codekite) on January 28, 2008 at 05:11 AM PST #

Good Day,

Do you know of any tutorials that show how to use Hibernate or JPA in a NetBeans RCP application.

Posted by Mark Ashworth on February 05, 2008 at 10:46 PM PST #

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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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