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  • August 21, 2006

Interested in the NetBeans APIs...

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
...and wondering where to start? The NetBeans APIs let you interact with the NetBeans infrastructure, either to extend that infrastructure (to create, for example, new hyperlinks in the NetBeans editor) or to provide your own infrastructure for a separate application (such as the JFugue Music NotePad). The documentation group at NetBeans has launched a new concept, that of "learning trails". Each area of NetBeans (which includes its packs, such as Mobility), now provides a starting point for learning about the technology in question. The aim is to provide a sequential set of documents which the user can go through, guided by the flow of the documents. And... there's also one for the NetBeans APIs!

Click here to start learning about the NetBeans APIs (but don't forget the best source of all... NetBeans API Javadoc):

NetBeans Modules and Rich-Client Applications Learning Trail

(Of course, the trail is incomplete, many more tutorials need to be added and will be added in due course.)

But, if you're interested in any of the other areas of NetBeans, well they have their own learning trails too:

(More learning trails are being planned for other areas and packs, so watch this space!)

Though each of the learning trails come from a different area of NetBeans, involving different writers and engineers, we have tried to maintain a consistent look-and-feel and general user experience. Feedback on these trails is very welcome (and very needed). So, if you've looked at one or more of the trails, and have something to say (whether good, bad, or neutral), feel free to share it by going to the feedback form via this link:

Feedback on Trails

Thanks and... happy trails!

In other news. Roumen just drew my attention to Alex Kotchnev's work on... a Tapestry module for NetBeans! Looking great, Alex, even though it was from a month ago (I wonder if you've made progress since then). Click here to check it out!

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Alex Kotchnev Monday, August 21, 2006
    WOW, Geertjan, my blog is featured on none other than YOUR blog :-) I'm totally psyched about that, really appreciate it :-)
    Actually, I just published these yesterday... I kinda started the blog entry a month ago, then learned about NB a little bit, then accidentally deleted my work, and then I managed to recreate it yesterday in just a few short hours.. So, just yesterday, I ran the results of the work and captured the screenshots...
    I will probably try to keep the blog updated with the progress of the project...
  • Geertjan Monday, August 21, 2006
    It just got even better, Alex! You've also been mentioned in the latest NetBeans Weekly News (are you subscribed to it? if not, why not?)
  • Ramon Tuesday, August 22, 2006
    I remember having that feeling also. Thanks Geertjan
  • Geertjan Wednesday, August 23, 2006
    Sure Ramon. Thank you for all the really cool modules you've produced. (You and Sandip are competing for the 'most productive module developer' position...)
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