Freely Available: Samples for "Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform"
By Geertjan on Apr 25, 2007
Hence, you need to start up some 6.0 IDE build (e.g., a milestone or a daily build), since these register this update center. Install from the update center and notice that the Samples category for NetBeans Plug-in Modules has been populated with many new samples:
In the help set, you'll find a new topic describing each of the samples briefly, plus which chapter in the book relates to the sample:
- Why are you making the samples freely available? Answer: We're doing this to support those who have bought the "rough cuts" version (i.e., the draft) of the book (as described here). These early adopters of the book currently have a PDF version (a draft version), but no samples. Several of these people have requested the samples. This action is partly a direct response to these requests. Plus, we're hoping to encourage others to buy the book too, after they've got a flavor of the kind of material we're covering, which they can now get by looking at the samples.
- But isn't the book written for 5.5? Answer: Yes, for both 5.5 and 6.0. The same samples will be available in one of the 5.5 update centers soon, the process just takes a bit longer than putting a module in the 6.0 development update center.
- But won't the book come with a CD that contains samples? Answer: Yes, the very same samples.
- Since the module that installs the samples is in an update center, will you be providing enhancements and bug fixes to the samples? Answer: Yes, that's the plan (although there shouldn't be any bugs to fix, of course, but enhancements are conceivable, as well as additional samples for supplementary scenarios, such as for the Visual Library API, for example). We'll announce these on the book's site (here) and, probably, in this blog.