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  • April 10, 2015

NetBeans Platform Certified Training at Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Yet another NetBeans Platform Certified Training was held recently. At Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Venlo, a group of students is working on a logistics simulation software called LIMO, which stands for "Logistics Impact Model":


The purpose of the project, created together with and for TNO, is to graphically visualize logistics chains, simulate costs, and generate advice on how to reduce or eliminate expenses.

The source code is on GitHub:


Here's the group:

In two days, all the major NetBeans Platform topics were covered, many hands-on workshops were done, and by the end, after a lot of interaction and discussion, the group was able to plan several new features for the project. For example, a NetBeans-based Project System will be added and undo/redo functionality will be integrated into the Visual Library Scene. A prototype of the new features, as well as the existing Scene with its simulation capabilities is shown below: 

Are you also creating client-side applications and would you like to be able to immediately focus on the domain/business logic, rather than all the infrastructure and plumbing that desktop applications require? For domain-driven desktop programming, the NetBeans Platform is a perfect solution. Either get the awesome book "NetBeans Platform for Beginners" or the equally awesome JavaFX-oriented book "JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform". Or get both. And take a NetBeans Platform Certified Training, to quickly put all the pieces together, 100% free if you're a group of developers at an educational institution.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Pieter van den Hombergh Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    I was one of the participants and enjoyed the workshop very much.

    Although the NetBeans Platform documentation is very complete, tutorials

    and all, Geertjan is the one with insightful tips.

    The platform API as such can substantially reduce your work, once you know what to look for. Lookup is one of the essential concepts.

  • AbdulJaleel Tuesday, November 8, 2016


    I would like to ask you about Netbeans training

    thanks .......

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