Netbeans Platform Ant based build system trick

Monday, February 18th, 2008

If you build an application on top of Netbeans Platform, you probably already know that it is using Apache Ant as the build system. Thanks to this flexibility of Netbeans Platform (ant based build system), this system allow us to do various trick to automate stuff. For example Netbeans Platform ...

Deploy Netbeans Platform based Application using IzPack Installer

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

So, you just finished creating Netbeans Platform based Application and ready to deploy it to the users. You might be interested to check IzPack Installer. IzPack is an installers generator for the Java platform. It produces lightweight installers that can be run on any operating system where a Java virtual ...

Netbeans Platform and Default User Directory Settings

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

If you build application on top of Netbeans Platform, the default user directory setting will be in .app-name/dev. Well, this will quickly turn become problem when you deploy your next version of application, because the next version will read that directory settings for any persistence object and try to load ...

Write better Javadoc with links

Friday, August 10th, 2007

You build your application and public API, and now you want to publish or give your API Javadoc to others. But what happen is that your Javadoc API looks ugly because all the external link eg: link to standard Java class (String, JComponent, JPanel, etc) have no link at all ...

Netbeans Platform Branding and version info

Monday, August 6th, 2007

By default Netbeans Platform based application automatically insert the version information by using the platform build number (the first or last 4 digits, correct me if I am wrong). And currently there is no easy ways to set or update this version info, unless you want to dig through the ...