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Introduction to the NetBeans Platform

 Well we are 2/3rds of the way through the first  "Introduction to the NetBean's Platform" training session, presented by Geertjan Wielenga at the Jumping Bean offices in Johannesburg.

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Toni Epple - Java Consultant & Trainer

Toni Epple Netbeans Module writer

Anton (Toni) has more than 10 years experience leading Java projects and has published many articles on the topic.

He is a consultant worldwide for a wide variety of companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in many areas, including finance institutions and aerospace.

In his spare time, Anton is community leader for the JavaTools Community at and a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and Governance Board. His current focus is on bringing OSGi to the NetBeans platform.

Netbeans Performance Architect Course Objectives

Though knowledge of the NetBeans Platform will be helpful, it is definitely not a requirement for students attending this course. Objectives include:

  • How to define what's in a module, which parts should be public APIs,
  • How to integrate with third party stuff,
  • Advanced APIs used,
  • Datasystems API,
  • Advanced use of lookups (lazy loading etc),
  • Testing,
  • Deployment: Smart update centers,
  • and important contrib modules.

During the course students will develop the Visual OSGi Designer application

Netbeans Java Videos

In preparation for our upcoming course, here are some links to tutorial videos which may be useful to gain further insight into the Netbeans platform.

Top API's used on the Netbeans platform

Creating an application on Netbeans 6.9 platform

Netbeans IDE 6.9 screencasts

General screencasts for Netbeans 6.X

by Dr. Radut