I was honoured to present last weekend at the Java 9 and Women in Tech Unconference in Sandton, South Africa. The topic of the presentation was a JavaFX makeover for the NetBeans Platform – get the slides here. Today I want to share the details of the process of transforming the GUI of an existing … Read more
Beans binding makes life so much easier when designing GUIs with the NetBeans IDE. It is well integrated into the GUI builder, and usually it just works out of the box. Last week I developed a new options panel for a NetBeans Platform Application. Creating the framework for the new panel took maybe a minute … Read more
The NetBeans IDE has some great refactoring tools. It makes lots of tasks so much less error prone than doing them manually. In this article, I describe some of my favourite refactoring tools. (These tools can be accessed from the main menu bar (Refactor) or from the context menu of a Java file open in … Read more
The NetBeans IDE has so many wonderful features that makes a Java developer’s life easier. And many of these features have keyboard shortcuts attached to them. So I decided to make a list of the shortcuts that I think every developer should know. Ctrl+O : Quickly go to a class This shows a dialog that … Read more
The NetCAT program is a great opportunity for NetBeans users to get involved with testing the latest version of the IDE. NetCAT 7.4 is now running. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, read more on the wiki page!