In the last few days, I found out about a number of different applications making use of the NetBeans Platform that I'd never heard of before.
Here's one of them: Caché Monitor. It is a standalone SQL development tool for working with Intersystems Caché. To see some of the details, click the pics below to enlarge them:
What does this application gain from the NetBeans Platform? According to its home page:
- A window system that greatly simplifies the manipulation of multiple components within a single frame.
- An Actions system that makes it easy to declaratively install and uninstall menu items, toolbar items, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
- The Auto Update mechanism, which provides users a way to dynamically update their installation of your application.
- ... and more ;-)
Interestingly, this isn't the first database-related tool on the NetBeans Platform. Read about a related project in Egypt here and one in Russia here.
I will write about the other applications I found out about, and hopefully interview the developers behind them, in the coming days. Did you also develop (or are you also developing) an application on the NetBeans Platform? Drop me an e-mail and we'll add a screenshot to our cool screenshots page and publicize the cool work you're doing!