How To Provide New Releases While Doing Nothing

Several plugins in the NetBeans Plugin Portal can be used in applications other than NetBeans IDE. Sure, many of them relate to editor functionality, hence those would probably apply mainly/only to NetBeans IDE. Others, however, could be used in any other application that is based on the NetBeans Platform. Here, for example, is the YouTube Player from the Plugin Portal installed in the JFugue Music NotePad:

So, if you're creating applications on top of the NetBeans Platform, I advise you to have a look at the Plugin Portal from that perspective, i.e., not from the perspective of NetBeans IDE, but from the perspective of your own application. Who knows, maybe you could even come out with a whole new release with features provided by plugins that you've grabbed from the Plugin Portal...

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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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