Advanced Configuration of Free-Form NetBeans Projects
By toddfast on May 25, 2005
Unlike other IDEs, the project and build system in NetBeans 4.x is thoroughly Ant-based. Users have the ability to create what we refer to as a free-form NetBeans project that points to an existing build script rather than a tool-managed build script. This very useful article by John Jullion-Ceccarelli and David Konecny describes advanced configuration of a free-form project to "achieve an even tighter integration between NetBeans IDE and your build process".