The NetBeans Platform session, though a "lightning talk" (i.e., 15 minutes) was pretty well attended (about 40 or 50 or so, in fact, I ran out of NetBeans Platform Refcards, so if you were there and didn't get one, drop me an e-mail or leave a comment here) at Jfokus yesterday. In that time, I did "The Hitchhiker's Guide to NetBeans RCP". I like that title, will use it a lot more. Given the limited time, after a very brief introduction, I ported the Anagram Game (with a few innovations, such as the fact that I had created the original application in Eclipse and used MiGLayout, so the porting meant copying from Eclipse into NetBeans IDE, which was kind of cool, i.e., copy a package in Eclipse and then paste it into the source structure in NetBeans IDE) to the NetBeans Platform. The process was simple (and very cool, especially when changing the JFrame to a TopComponent, which is a piece of cake thanks to annotations) and I finished well on time, even having some minutes for questions (e.g., "how does Eclipse RCP differ from the NetBeans Platform?").
Also, that evening, the NetBeans Platform User Group Sweden was launched. Here are its founding members, left to right, Henry Arousell, myself, and Nicklas Löf:
We had a pretty excellent time and I ended up doing a NetBeans Platform introductory session today at the company where Nicklas works, i.e., Artificial Solutions, who already have a number of applications on the NetBeans Platform (around 6 or so), such as this one, an internal project management system, for time reporting and resource allocation:
NetBeans Platform trainings are being planned to be held in Sweden in the coming months, some at companies and some for free for university students and JUGs (in combination with Mattias Karlsson). Let me know somehow, e.g., via comments in this blog, if you want to join!