Author Archives: graeme

A Customized NetBeans Window Manager: Drag & Drop Top Components In Floating/Separated Windows!

By | November 8, 2017

  I love NetBeans and the NetBeans Platform for creating Rich Client Applications. I first started using NetBeans while searching for a new application framework to port an existing Swing application. I needed more sophisticated window management. The NetBeans Platform provided a lot of the functionality I was looking for: an easy way to create… Read More »

NetBeans Application With Optional Module

By | November 8, 2017

This is a demonstration of a NetBeans application that can call code in ModuleB if ModuleB is installed/activated but also operate without ModuleB.  No reflection is used. ModuleA can invoke classes defined in ModuleB. Watch the application in action:   This is a hack to circumvent the NB Module class loading restrictions. I’m not sure… Read More »

NetBeans Optional Module

By | November 7, 2017

Creating an application that uses an optional module when it is available Create a platform suite application – for this demonstration I called it MyAppWithOptionalModule Add Module A Create an Installer/Activator This is for quick demonstration purposes, you don’t need to use an Intaller/Activator this code could be placed in your own class! Add a… Read More »

DevNexus 2017

By | February 24, 2017

I first met Geertjan Wielenga at Java One a couple of years ago.  Anyone who’s done anything with NetBeans Platform will know Geertjan he’s an awesome product evangelist.  I noticed he was going to be in Atlanta for DevNexus and invited him to take a tour of the Delta Operational Control Center. I helped man… Read More »

LogMX + NetBeans

By | November 17, 2016

I just created a NetBeans Plugin that implements LogMX GotoSource functionality. http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/69469/logmx-gotosource LogMX is an intuitive and cross-platform tool, for developers and administrators analyzing log files. Using a nice and powerful graphical interface, LogMX parses, displays and monitors any logs from any source. The LogMX NetBeans Plugin integrates LogMX & NetBeans. When viewing a stack… Read More »