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Creating a RCP Application in Netbeans – [Part 2]

Adding a Module with Functionality. In our last tutorial we made a pretty bare bones application with nothing in it. We made two modules – a branding module that offers a splash screen and an application module that acts as … Continue reading


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Creating a simple RCP app with Netbeans and Maven

Netbeans offers a powerful way of modularising a desktop application. In this tutorial we will be creating a simple application. While this tutorial does not showcase many benefits of the netbeans rich client platform (more to come in other tutorials!), … Continue reading


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Using JSDoc

Enhancing Javascript with JSDoc and JSDoc-checking IDEs JSDoc is a way of documentating Javascript much like JavaDoc and Java annotations for Java. JSDoc does pretty much the same thing. It documents and annotates Javascript elements. However given that Javascript has … Continue reading


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Maven Tutorial

..FOR dummys, duffers and the perpetually confused. Maven is a system for building software; a build automation tool that helps you ship out your software. If you have the vaguest understanding of Maven, you will also know that there is … Continue reading


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Swing and Web Services Tutorial

Swing and web services have been around for many years, however it has only been in recent times that things have gotten much easier in implementing web services and building complex Swing applications. This is mainly due to improvements in … Continue reading


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GridBagLayout Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to construct a complex Java Swing GUI using the GridBagLayout. Let’s assume you have received a protoype sketch of how an application screen should look like, which you have been assigned to create : It … Continue reading


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Advanced Swing Multithreading Tutorial

A lot of Swing tutorials on the internet focus on SwingWorkers and dealing with a single thread running concurrently to the Event Dispatch Thread (EDT). This tutorial is going to look at some more tricky techniques and traps that one … Continue reading


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