"NetBeans Platform for Beginners" is a Leanpub Bestseller

I heard from its authors that "NetBeans Platform for Beginners" is selling really well. If you look at the Leanpub Bestsellers page, you'll see it's second in "earnings in last 7 days". And the reviews are really good, too, for example, here's a review from a newbie to the NetBeans Platform:

And here's the review of a very experienced NetBeans Platform developer:

And there's a growing list of other reviews at the bottom of the book page, check it out, also from Benno Markiewicz and Michael Bishop. 

Would be great to support this wonderful effort by... writing reviews of it and blogging about it too. I'm going to send them (walternyland@yahoo.com) a review of the book, so that they can add it to the great set of reviews they have there already. Will you too, whoever you are reading this blog? Small and useful weekend task in support of the NetBeans community.


Is the any support forum?

Being new to Netbeans Platform I have already run in to problems at chapter 1.2.5 and I expect it will not be the last time.

Posted by Arne on March 02, 2014 at 02:33 AM PST #

Odd question. I can see a big blue button on https://leanpub.com/nbp4beginners that says "Discuss this book with the author". Did you miss that button or not understand what it means?

Posted by Geertjan on March 02, 2014 at 03:13 AM PST #

And the book itself tells you explicitly: "If you have any comments to share on “NetBeans Platform for Beginners”, please let us know at walternyland@yahoo.com or use the feedback page for this book. We promise to respond promptly. https://leanpub.com/nbp4beginners/feedback"

Posted by Geertjan on March 02, 2014 at 03:19 AM PST #

I interpreted "Discuss this book with the author" and" "If you have any comments to share on “NetBeans Platform for Beginners" as an invitation to discuss the book on a broader, principal level, as in for example:

"The book should start with introducing x before y."


"The chapter on z overly complicated and is not necessary for an understanding of the platform basics."

The feedback thread on Leanpub is a single thread that would, if the book is sucessful, be rather insufficient for a lot of smaller, specific questions like "I can't make the example on page x work for me"

What I was looking for was more of an old school forum, with different threads for different topics but I will give the LeanPub thread a shot.

Posted by Arne on March 02, 2014 at 04:03 AM PST #

Yup. I see the point. For the moment at least, the feedback forum should be fine.

Posted by Geertjan on March 02, 2014 at 04:35 AM PST #

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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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