Do any of these samples come from the NetBeans team, here in Prague? No, they come all the way (well, seems a long way away when you're here in Prague) from Sun's Santa Clara campus (I know this, because I met the BluePrints team when I was there). What a cool contribution, really empowers the IDE as a learning tool. The cool thing is that one can have real confidence in these samples, because at the top of each you can see the name of the person behind them. For example, when one thinks "AJAX", one immediately thinks "Greg Murray" (or, if one doesn't, one should). So, have a look at this (just one of the many in the long lists above):
And notice something else—it isn't even a sample. (And it isn't on a "Hello World" level, even slightly, is it?) It's an article with recommendations. Doesn't that make the IDE an even more powerful medium for learning—the top thinker behind AJAX shares recommendations about this technology via an article that one can read in the very same tool that one can use to implement those very same recommendations. Pretty fantastic, I think.