The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7
The NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance.

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout. more »
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, 6th Edition
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications with the free NetBeans visual editing tools.

Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, and even an Android app in Java.

Each lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. more »
Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7
Use features of the popular NetBeans IDE to accelerate development of Java EE applications. Develop JavaServer Pages (JSPs) to display both static and dynamic content in a web browser. Covers the latest versions of major Java EE APIs such as JSF 2.0, EJB 3.1, and JPA 2.0, and new additions to Java EE such as CDI and JAX-RS. Learn development with the popular PrimeFaces JSF 2.0 component library. more »
Pro Netbeans IDE 6 Rich Client Platform Edition
Pro NetBeans IDE 6 Rich Client Platform Edition is the second Apress book to cover the agile, open source NetBeans IDE platform. The book focuses on the new features of NetBeans 6 as well as what has changed since NetBeans 5.5, empowering you to be a more effective and productive developer. more »
NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook
NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook is perfect for you if you are ready to take the next step from the standard tutorials and move into the practical world. It will show you all the features of the NetBeans IDE used by Java developers. It goes to great lengths in explaining different ways of achieving a desired goal and uncovering features present in NetBeans that are often overlooked or forgotten.

The NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook will appeal to Java programmers at all levels who are ready to go beyond just tutorials. more »
Getting started with IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA is a commercial Java development tool which competes with the free Eclipse and NetBeans projects. It is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed to automate parts of the coding process; to support a large number of different frameworks, tools, and targets; to work with multiple languages; and not to get in the way of the developer's work. IntelliJ IDEA also does a good job of keeping up-to-date with the Java platform, subject to the expense of keeping current with the latest product version.

A practical guide that will provide you with concepts and clear step-by-step exercises to help you understand and improve your performance. Through this guide, you will be able to extract more from IntelliJ IDEA 12. more »
Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java 8 with JUnit
Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java 8 With JUnit steps you through all the important unit testing topics. If you've never written a unit test, you'll see screen shots from Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and NetBeans that will help you get past the hard part—getting set up and started.

Once past the basics, you'll learn why you want to write unit tests and how to effectively use JUnit. But the meaty part of the book is its collected unit testing wisdom from people who've been there, done that on production systems for at least 15 years: veteran author and developer Jeff Langr, building on the wisdom of Pragmatic Programmers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas.

You won't just learn about unit testing in theory - you'll work through numerous code examples. When it comes to programming, hands-on is the only way to learn! more »
NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook
From the start to the end of a Java project's lifecycle, this book will show you how to perform many key tasks with the NetBeans IDE, uncovering more about mobile, desktop, and enterprise Java along the way.

You will start by creating Java projects and learning how to refactor and use NetBeans tools to increase developer efficiency. You will then get a walkthrough of how to create a desktop application before covering JavaFX and mobile applications and how to use external services within them. Having seen how to create many different types of applications, you will then be shown how to test and profile them before storing them in revision control systems such as Git or Subversion. Finally, you will learn how to extend NetBeans itself by adding new features to the IDE. more »
Beginning NetBeans IDE
Beginning NetBeans IDE is your authoritative guide for getting started learning and using the free and open source NetBeans IDE. Written by Geertjan Wielenga, who has worked on the NetBeans Team since 2004, it shows you what the IDE is all about and how to use it with real-world case studies built from the ground up as you learn all about the IDE.

In this book, you get a tour of the various, essential, and key NetBeans features, including a range of wizards and plug-ins. Then, you start building a more complex Java EE-based application using Maven with the NetBeans IDE. And, you learn how to improve that application by exploring the NetBeans refactoring, testing, debugging, and profiling tools.

After reading and using this guide, you'll come away with a working case study and many insights into how to understand and optimally make use of NetBeans IDE. more »
JSON Quick Syntax Reference
This compact quick scripting syntax reference on JSON covers syntax and parameters central to JSON object definitions, using the NetBeans 8.1 open source and Eclipse IDE software tool packages. JSON Quick Syntax Reference covers the syntax used in the JSON object definition language, logically organized by topical chapters, and getting more advanced as chapters progress, covering structures and file formats which are best for use with HTML5. Furthermore, this book includes the key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, the in-lining of .CSS and .JS files, and why a data footprint optimization work process is important. more »