Brand New Tutorial: Project Sample Plug-ins

There's a new NetBeans plug-in tutorial that describes how you can make your own NetBeans IDE projects available to the New Project wizard as samples. For example, take a look at what the NetBeans-projectized Wicket samples look like in my New Project wizard:

The above scenario is not difficult to set up at all, especially if you have a step-by-step tutorial to guide you. As always, feedback is more than welcome.

Here it is: NetBeans Project Sample Plug-in Tutorial

What I like about having the Wicket samples available in the New Project wizard is that I can get to them much more easily than when I only had them available in my filesystem. Playing around with samples often means that you mess things up and want to start afresh. Having them available in the IDE's New Project wizard not only makes them more accessible, but I can also add information (and reminders to myself) to the description file that accompanies the sample -- and that is displayed in the bottom of the New Project wizard. And the size of the NBM is 414 KB while the ZIP file is 524 KB.

Oops, just noticed that there's one too many "ends" in my spelling of "dependendencies" in the screenshot above...


How do I configure Netbeans to update the plugin from your site?

Posted by Keith on March 24, 2006 at 11:13 AM PST #

Hi Keith, do you mean that you want advice on how to install the plugin? Or do you want the sources of a plugin so that you can modify the sources? Or something else?

Posted by Geertjan on March 24, 2006 at 10:00 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.

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