My 1st Contribution to NetBeans API Javadoc!

For a very long time, Jaroslav Tulach has been asking me to add links to documentation (blogs as well as tutorials) to the NetBeans API Javadoc. I always said I would do so but then ended up being too scared—it seemed strange to add additonal Javadoc comments to code that someone else had written and I thought that somehow the build would break if I did so. (And I was also concerned that the documentation in question might be wrong or misleading, while the fact that it was linked from the Javadoc might imply that it was somehow official.)

A few days ago I promised to do so again, but this time we were in a pub and he recorded me making the promise that I would add two links the next day. So there was no way back and so two days ago I finally did it:

And today you can see the result:

So, now you can expect to see a lot more cross references from NetBeans API Javadoc to various bits of documentation that should be helpful when implementing the API in question!


You should visit Pub frequently with Tulach, such initiatives are good for community ;)

Posted by Varun on July 16, 2008 at 06:31 PM PDT #

Hello, are you really sure you wanted these links in the OutlineView docs? Shouldn't they be with the Outline class itself? And the OutlineView should link to Outline somehow IMHO and also to hyperlink to the general discussion about explorers etc. But otherwise I am rather happy that someone is improving on what I have written some time ago ;-)
Take care, David

Posted by David Strupl on July 16, 2008 at 08:06 PM PDT #

Where is the Javadoc for the Outline class?

Posted by Geertjan on July 16, 2008 at 09:29 PM PDT #

Should be here
but aparently the javadoc for that jar is not generated. Maybe the jar is not official NetBeans API? Please ask Standa or Jarda about its status. Br, David

Posted by David Strupl on July 16, 2008 at 10:46 PM PDT #

Woohooooo, I am very glad to see such linkage finally make it into the JavaDocs. I remember complaining, maybe even to you, some time ago about this exact thing within the Platform APIs JavaDocs...that or it was on the Dream Team list :-S Good stuff Gj.

Posted by Wade Chandler on July 17, 2008 at 11:11 AM PDT #

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