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September 27, 2010

NetBeans and Maven – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 1:56 pm
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A few months ago, I was reading the book “Wicket in Action”. I was new to Wicket and Maven then. I followed the instructions given in the book to create a maven project. The book went one step further and explained how to create eclipse and idea projects from the pom, but nothing was mentioned about NetBeans. I felt sad that there is no maven plugin out there to create projects that NetBeans can understand.

But later when I realized that there is no such need to create Netbeans projects from Maven pom, I was thrilled. Maven, is a first class citizen in NetBeans. Any Maven project “is a” NetBeans project.

Over the months, as I continued to learn and use Maven, NetBeans made the the learning curve easy. So I thought of putting up this post to benefit new Maven users.

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September 11, 2010

Book Review: NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developers Guide

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 5:19 am
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As I started reading a couple of chapters, I got impressed with the way the content is delivered.

The book starts with the traditional “Hello World” module and takes the reader to the advanced topics in an elegant and seamless manner. The author makes good use of screenshots which will help the beginners a lot.

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November 4, 2009

Developing A Simple Java Application With Spring

Filed under: java — James @ 1:23 pm
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Spring is a powerful application framework that can be used across any layer in your application. For example, you can use Spring to manage only your data access layer or you can use Spring to provide remote services for your swing client. In this article, I will explain how to get started with Spring by developing a simple java application.

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September 27, 2009

Developing a simple pluggable java application

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 1:56 pm
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Most of the applications we use on daily basis are pluggable. Popular applications like Firefox, Eclipse, NetBeans, JEdit, WordPress, Hudson are all pluggable. In fact, pluggability has played a major part in the success of most of these applications. Why not make the Java applications we develop pluggable as well? Yes, we get pluggability out of the box, if our applications are based on a rich client platform like NetBeans or Eclipse. But for some reasons if you decide not to use those platforms, it doesn’t mean that they should not be pluggable. In this article, we will learn how to write a simple pluggable application that will load it’s plugins dynamically.

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August 26, 2009

Five different uses of Java Applets

Filed under: java — James @ 3:40 pm
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In a world where everyone is using technologies like Flash, Silverlight etc to present rich content, are Java Applets still used? Are they still relevant? The answer is – “Yes”. Apart from being used primarily for playing online games, Java Applets are still used in many different ways. Read more from SolitaryGeek.

July 28, 2009

Hudson CI Server – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 4:43 pm
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Learn how to setup Hudson Continuous Integration server to automate your build process from this solitarygeek.com post.

NetBeans 6.7 – A quick glance

Filed under: java,netbeans — James @ 4:38 pm
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NetBeans 6.7 has been out for quite a while. It has got some cool new features like Hudson Integration, Issue tracker integration etc. Learn more about these features from this solitarygeek.com post.

April 7, 2008

Subversion and NetBeans – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans,version control — James @ 10:24 am
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Introduction:

Subversion is arguably the most popular version control system as of now. No wonder NetBeans has very good support for Subversion. I personally feel that a java developer must be familiar with both these tools. This article shall help you to get started with both these tools.

Objectives:

- To create a simple java project in NetBeans.

- To import the java project into the subversion repository.

- To commit the changes made in a java source file.

- To view the revision history of a java source file which was changed.

- To rollback to the previous revision of the java source file.

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March 19, 2008

Must have tools for a Java Developer

Filed under: java — James @ 3:54 pm
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Apart from your favourite IDE, I feel, a Java Developer might be very productive with the following tools (in no particular order):

- Firefox (Do I need to say anything about it?)

- Apache Ant (Not needed, if you use NetBeans. NetBeans has got bundled ant)

- JEdit (Mainly for it’s wide range of plugins. I use it’s LogViewer and HexViewer plugin frequently. Also it has got excellent syntax highlighting for your properties file, java files, nsis scripts etc)

- Subversion Version Control System(Got excellent integration with NetBeans and Eclipse. You must consider it atleast for your personal development.) You can read more about installing subversion here.

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March 15, 2008

Funny Java Interview

Filed under: general,java — James @ 7:34 am
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I happened to read about a funny java interview. Here are some excerpts:

(Beware: Never answer like this in a real interview :-) )

Question: Explain 2 tier and 3 -tier Architecture ?
Answer: Two wheelers like scooters will have 2 tyres and autorickshaws will have 3 tyres.

Question: What is JINI?
Answer: A ghost which was Aladdin’s friend.

Question: How will you call an Applet from a _Java Script?
Answer: I will give invitation.

Question: What is bean ? Where it can be used ?
Answer: A kind of vegetable. In kitchens for cooking they can be used.

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