One of the clear strengths of NetBeans IDE in the context of Griffon is the Matisse GUI Builder. So I'm extending the Griffon plugin to simplify the creation of Matisse GUI forms from within a Griffon project. In particular, I'm adding the "MatissePanel.java" template to the list of templates available on the Views node of the project:
Once you've created a Matisse panel, you can integrate it into the Griffon app like this:
Then run the app:
I'm planning to create some articles around the Matisse/Griffon scenario, since that in particular is what makes the NetBeans Griffon integration interesting. A starting point I'll be using is here and here.