Quick Tip: Combining Update Centers with Maven

Building an update center for your NetBeans Platform application with Maven is easy – simply call the nbm:autoupdate goal from the parent folder. Unless you choose another outputDirectory, the updates.xml and nbms will be available in the target/netbeans_site folder after the goal is executed. The interesting tip is this: If you copy other nbms into … Read moreQuick Tip: Combining Update Centers with Maven

Migrating my Mind to Maven (Part 7) – Functional Testing

Functional testing with JellyTools is fairly unfamiliar territory for me, so this morning I decided to spend some time to learn how it works with a Maven-based NetBeans Platform Application. JellyTools is a library based on Jemmy, which allows you to manipulate GUI components during automated functional testing. My first attempt at following the Writing … Read moreMigrating my Mind to Maven (Part 7) – Functional Testing

Migrating my Mind to Maven (Part 6) – Customising the Installers

The nbm:build-installers Maven goal allows you to build the platform application installers using Maven, as I wrote about in an earlier blog post. Yesterday I decided to investigate how to configure the installer when building it using that goal. The first thing that can be customised is which platform(s) to create installers for. This can … Read moreMigrating my Mind to Maven (Part 6) – Customising the Installers