Recently I have been working with the Oracle Coherence product and
noticed that when using the, recommended, POF Serialization
functionality I seem to be writing a lot of similar code. When using
POF Serialization you need to implement the PortableObject interface
and write a readExternal and a writeExternal method which deserialize
and serialize the class properties respectively.
Now this can become a bit tedious so to improve my NetBeans
development environment I decided to implement a some auto generation
functionality to take away the need to manually create these methods.
In addition to the generation of the POF methods I also implemented an
alternative that generates an Inner Serializer class and its associated
methods, as defined in Alek Soevic's book "Oracle
3.5", the final part of the plug-in is the ability to
create and run Coherence cluster nodes from within NetBeans. At
the moment I have built this plugin within NetBeans 6.9, but it runs
fine on 6.10, and it can be downloaded from the NetBean
The rest of this blog entry will describe the functionality provided
and how to create and configure a Coherence instance within Netbeans.