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 moreJavaFX makeover for the NetBeans Platform
I recently decided to use the Sample CRUD Application that is available in the NetBeans IDE as the basis for a demonstration that I did at a conference. (More about that in a future post.) It is a very useful sample that illustrates how to get up and running with database access from a NetBeans … Read moreModule Dependencies and Java 8
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 moreOptions Panels and Beans Binding
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 moreTop 5 Java Refactoring Tools in the NetBeans IDE
I started a Google+ community for NetBeans Platform Application developers in South Africa. If you are interested, feel free to join NetBeans Platform Application Devs ZA.