Really Silently Updating a NetBeans Platform Application

The NetBeans Platform Application I am working on is required to update itself silently, before the user interface appears. Most of what we used comes from Jiri Rechtacek’s excellent post How to update NetBeans Platform Application silently? Edit 2018/11/18: Jiri’s blog post is no longer available. Edit: Also have a look at Geertjan’s blog entry … Read moreReally Silently Updating a NetBeans Platform Application

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