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  • December 30, 2010

NetBeans Platform Runtime Inspector

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
The Lookup has been described ad nauseum:

http://wiki.netbeans.org/NetBeansDeveloperFAQ#Lookup

Yet, this plugin clarifies a lot:

During development, install it into your own application and you'll have a Services window showing the context of the global lookup, as well as the content of the central registry:

It enables you to, for example, see where your own implementations are registered in the default Lookup:

Above you can see I have two APIs, one for keyboards and the other for JFugue editors. That way, I'll end up providing a simple implementation of each when the product is released. Anyone else can then come along and replace my simple implementations with more complex ones.

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