Module Development Turnaround Time: Better Than You Thought
By Geertjan on Oct 10, 2006
But, not really. You're just not aware of the power of NetBeans IDE's module development support. Here are two tips:
- Don't shut down the application. Just leave it running.
- Whenever you add something to a module, and you want to see it in action within the application... right-click the module and choose "Install/Reload in Target Platform". Since the module belongs to the module suite, and the module suite is your application, the module loads into the running application and you can see the result right away.
As a result, reloading a module takes only a few seconds. (If the TopComponent for which you made the change is already displayed in the running application, you just need to reopen it, to refresh it, but that's the only additional step I needed to take.)