Experian on the NetBeans Platform

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2009 was $3.9 billion.

In Financial Applications on the NetBeans Platform I mentioned that Experian develops applications on the NetBeans Platform. (Their codebase consists of "over 100 NetBeans modules".) An interview done with them, about their work on the NetBeans Platform, some time ago, is being updated and should be ready for publication soon, now that permission has been received to publish it.

Here are two screenshots recently received from Experian, showing yet another NetBeans Platform application that doesn't look like an IDE at all, i.e., the NetBeans Platform is a generic framework for any kind of desktop application:

I especially like how the company-specific icons (within panels) have been integrated into the various components shown above.

In other news. Here's the interview referred to above: Enterprise Financial Management on the NetBeans Platform.

Comments:

nice app.
as experienced man i've a question for you.
how to align menu bar and the other components to the right side . ( how to inject ComponentOrientation into nbplatform) ?

Posted by ismaeel on November 22, 2009 at 04:46 AM PST #

Totally off topic, but a good idea for NetBeans.

I have recently been using Matlab, which I believe is used by perhaps a million engineers/scientists/students around the world. Matlab is way powerful for most applied math work. The bad news is
1. It is about 100 times more "ad hoc" than Java or even C++, which makes it difficult to use.
2. There is a rudimentary programming language allowing you to embed the powerful Matlab stuff, but the editor is 1980 Wordstar level. It would be a great thing if somehow I could use NetBeans for Matlab programming! This would open the door to creating much more powerful programs.

This might open the door to a lot of new NetBeans users! And ones used to paying top dollar for Matlab. Any idea how to get the idea "out there"?

Posted by Ralph Kelsey on November 22, 2009 at 01:05 PM PST #

Ralph,

It would be nice if NetBeans supported Matlab. You might be interested to know that there's now a tutorial showing how to add support for a new language to NetBeans.

http://wiki.netbeans.org/How_to_create_support_for_a_new_language

Posted by Tom Wheeler on November 23, 2009 at 02:19 PM PST #

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