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.
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 more10 Keyboard Shortcuts That Everyone Should Know
Creating a wizard in a NetBeans Platform Application is quite easy since there is a NetBeans IDE new file wizard that creates all of the scaffolding for you. Have a look at the NetBeans Wizard Module Tutorial for a step by step description of how to work with the normal, modal wizards. In the above tutorial, … Read moreNon-Modal Wizards
In the previous blog post, some areas remained unexplored. Specifically, how to observe the values of variables with versions of the IDE that don’t include debug information. In this guest post by Robert Bracko (robert [dot] bracko [at] vip [dot] hr), he describes his experiences with building the NetBeans IDE source code to overcome this obstacle. … Read moreAnother Source Adventure