I am always happy to see plug-ins for NetBeans which add support for additional technologies or frameworks. Leon Chiver is working on a project called Hibernate Tools Suite
. The available features include:
- Session factory management
- Query editor with syntax coloring, Java to HQL (and reverse) formatting features
- Powerful query result browser
- HQL 2 SQL translation
- EXPLAIN PLAN for the Oracle9 dialect
Leon also provides his Hibernate tools as a standalone application build on top of NetBeans platform! Isn't that cool? You can do both plug-ins and a standalone application while reusing the same code. Well, I should learn more about Hibernate...
HSQL query editor
Btw, there is also project nbxdoclet
which is complementary to this one.