Hands on labs are always great at JavaOne
. You aren't just listening to a presentation but you can try a technology on real machine. And there is plenty of people ready to help you with an advice when you got lost. You can imagine the session as a tutorial that you are doing with help of friend. We set up everything for you - documentation, environment,room, speakers and the proctors that wil help. You just sit down to a computer and get your hands dirty with the code
This year Jiri Rechtacek
and me prepared HOL about NetBeans Platform
The HOL provides you a short overview of the most important NetBeans
APIs. The scenario of the tutorial is pretty simple - transform an existing Swing application to application based on NetBeans
Platform. At the end you'll find out that the application looks the same but it's much more easier to create it because you can just focus on the business logic. The other things that you usually have to bother with desktop application as windows management, modules management etc. have been solved by the NetBeans
The HOL will be available on the official JavaOne online pages
soon. For those who would like to try it immediately you can download the ZIP that we provided to NetBeans Dream Team
. Enjoy it!
I'd like to thank to the NetBeans
Dream Team members that joined the HOL. These guys really helped to increase the HOL quality with their experience with the NetBeans
Platform. Who could be better proctor than somebody who use the product in daily work and makes money from it. Great thanks go to Toni Epple, Sven Reimers , Florian Vogler, Wade Chandler and Rich Unger. Thank you, guys!
Geertjan and Tone had a similar technical session TS-3886 Porting an Application to the NetBeans Platform
where they explained more reasons the NetBeans
Platform and how it helps developers.