Quite a few student thesis projects (typically for Masters programs at universities) have been done on the NetBeans Platform. To start gathering these into one place, here's a randomly sorted list of all the thesis work I know about, off the top of my head:
- Thomas Würthinger in Linz, Austria: "Visualization of Program Dependence Graphs" (blogged about here)
- Pawel Boguszewski in Warsaw, Poland: Ruby Editor on the NetBeans Platform (blogged about here)
- Fionn Ziegler in Würzburg, Germany: "Modul-Entwicklung auf der NetBeans Rich-Client Plattform: Entwicklung eines dynamisch ladbaren Moduls zur Verwaltung der Zugangsdaten für verschiedene Vergabeplattformen" (article here)
- Several students from Warsaw University: various kinds of editors, in particular, were created by these students (article here, as well as source code)
- Several students from Johannes Kepler university in Linz, Austria: many different kinds of plugins (article here, as well as source code)
- Jilles van Oossanen: "Aan het eind van het project dient er een omgeving (inclusief ontwerp) opgeleverd te worden waarmee applicaties op generieke en modulaire manier ontwikkeld kunnen worden." More info here.
- Students in Brno, Czech Republic: Several students from a training given there (blogged about here) were interested in doing a thesis on the NetBeans Platform. (I wonder how they're doing?)
- Volker Kokula, Lukasz Palczynski, Veit Nachtmann in Würzburg, Germany: "The Würzburg Reduced instruction set Computer is a primitive assembler used by the Chair 5 of the informatics faculty of the university of Wuerzburg. It's sole purpose is to ease the understanding of true assembler code." (official homepage here)
- Michel Fapso in Brno, Czech Republic: Music score editor on the NetBeans Platform (blogged about here)
- Damir Tesanovic in Hungary: Client/server application on the NetBeans Platform (e-mail about this here)
Are you (or someone you know) working on a student project using the NetBeans Platform as its basis? If so, please let me know. Especially if a PDF document has come out of the process, those documents are extremely valuable to other people learning about the NetBeans Platform (or writing their own thesis around it). The two listed above (by Thomas and by Fionn) are both extremely cool, providing an excellent list of advantages of using the NetBeans Platform and how to get started doing so.