Safari Books Shows How to Learn NetBeans Platform!
By Geertjan on Sep 15, 2010
My understanding of the above link is that Joseph and David (who I met in London recently) entered a competition for learning some IT related technology within 1 month. And they did learn the NetBeans Platform in a month... and they WON the competition.
Click the above link and learn a LOT about learning how to use the NetBeans Platform, that is, the world's only modular Swing application framework.