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Geertjan Wielenga
Geertjan Wielenga works for Oracle on the NetBeans team. He's responsible for documentation relating to the NetBeans Platform. He also gives trainings and presentations on this topic and has co-authored books about it.


Substantial Desktop Applications - The NetBeans Platform

The NetBeans Platform is the framework that underlies the NetBeans IDE - and many other desktop applications, some of which you may have already used. The Platform saves years of development time in building any significant desktop application, by providing a modular framework that simplifies both developing and updating desktop applications. It is used by vendors as diverse as Nokia (NetACT - cellular network monitoring and management) and Boeing (engineering materials analysis), UNESCO and many others, to develop applications as diverse as photo library management, satellite network management, semiconductor testing, planning oil drilling and music composition.

The NetBeans Platform is based on pure Java and uses the Java standard Swing toolkit, making applications based on it portable - and even deliverable via Java WebStart directly via the web. This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of the NetBeans Platform, how it works, and how to get started using it.


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