Train Station Management on the NetBeans Platform

If you're travelling by train in/around Berne, Switzerland, the NetBeans Platform might be quietly at work, keeping everything running smoothly... because of Sohard AG's train management system on the NetBeans Platform.

Why was the NetBeans Platform chosen as the basis of the application?

"The entire information system as well as all train operations are monitored from a control center in Worblaufen. For this control center Sohard AG had to develop a client application on which every single display in every station can be monitored, most of them concurrently, running on a WinXP workstation. This requirement led to the need for a windowing framework supporting detaching of a component from a main Window and placing it in its own Window or Frame on another display. For this application Sohard AG chose the NetBeans Platform simply because of this feature."

The result:

Read about it all here in an article published today on NetBeans Zone.

In other news. On NetBeans Zone, Hermien Pellisier, from the Saab Grintek team creating applications on the NetBeans Platform for the South African National Defence Force, has started the first of a series of articles about the mysteries of the NetBeans Platform build system!

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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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