Finalized Cover of Brand New NetBeans Platform Bible!

The community-translated book "The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform", by Heiko Böck, now has had its cover finalized. Where before "6.5" was in the title, the version number has now been removed from the title and placed in a clear red bubbly thing in the top right of the cover.

The book itself is now at the printer. I.e., the next stage has been reached and there's no going back! It is scheduled to be available at JavaOne, where it will also be available at a book signing. Unfortunately, Heiko himself will not be there, but I will, and so will Sven, one of the other translators.

I've said it before and I'll say it again—this book is a MUST HAVE if you are using the NetBeans Platform. (I stand to gain nothing whatsoever financially from sales of the book, hence I have no interest in promoting it other than that I know that it is a very good thing indeed.) A nice additional bonus is several pages of introduction to the book, which were not there in the original, by Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau, myself, and most of the other translators who worked on this book.

Click the cover below to see it in larger size. Again, this is exactly how it will be when you're holding the book yourself:

Also note the "Related Titles", on the back of the book. The first of the three is Jaroslav Tulach's Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect. It's not a coincidence that that title is the first in the list. That would be a great book to buy together with "Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform"! That book describes how the NetBeans APIs were created, while Heiko's book describes how to use them!

Many thanks again to Heiko, the many translators, Jim Freeman (our highly recommended editor), and the great staff at Apress.


This is a great book. I bought the German version and it really helped me (it still does actually...). There are a lot of nice examples.

Posted by RunningTracker on May 06, 2009 at 08:39 PM PDT #

Is that a typo in the last sentence on the back cover?

Posted by Steve Johnston on May 06, 2009 at 09:14 PM PDT #

I have not yet completed reading yours RCP book (which is indeed a good book), but I am sure this will also be a great book.

I guess he's in the Dream Team too, right?


Posted by Varun Nischal on May 07, 2009 at 03:37 AM PDT #

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