Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rich Client Programming - NetBeans Platform

I like the NetBeans platform and I have been using it for rich client application development for more then year now. When it comes to learning NetBeans platform API I can recommend book called Rich Client Programming, plugging into the NetBeans platform. I had a chance to study this book quite shortly after it had been released and I also had a pleasure to attend an excellent NetBeans training course held in Prague on 6-7, March. Quite recently I also won this book in NetBeans Puzzler. Folks in SUN are not only giving a lot of high quality SW out for free but they are also doing an outstanding job when it comes to education. Thanks!

I hope to post more about my experience with NetBeans platform development in the future.

Other useful NetBeans platform resources:
Podcasts: http://www.netbeans.tv/podcasts/
API: http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/javadoc/index.html
Geertjan's blog: http://blogs.sun.com/geertjan/


Lukáš Zapletal said...

Are there any free resources (books) about Netbeans Platform out there?

Unknown said...

I don't know of any. Many public NetBeans tutorials and wiki pages contain the same information as the book "Rich Client Programming". The only advantage of the book over the public web is that it is more compact (which means that the public web pages [SUN tutorials and wikis] are very valuable). The big advantage of public web over the book is that it is a live HTML while the book is pretty static and full text search if quite hard...