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"NetBeans: The Definitive Guide" - Release Announcement - O'Reilly

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For Immediate Release
November 11, 2002
For more information, a review copy, cover art, or an interview with
the authors, contact:
Kathryn Barrett (707) 827-7094 or kathrynb@oreilly.com

The Efficient Way to Develop, Debug, and Deploy Java Code
O'Reilly Releases "NetBeans: The Definitive Guide"

Sebastopol, CA--"The power of an IDE lies not just in its ability to
make programming simple, but also in its ability to make programming
powerful," state the authors of "NetBeans: The Definitive Guide"
(Boudreau, Glick, Greene, Spurlin, and Woehr, O'Reilly, US $44.95),
adding, "While IDEs are often greatly valued for making repetitive
tasks easier, the truly useful IDE makes even the most complex tasks
accessible by the typical developer." This is what NetBeans does: it
allows developers to exchange one set of development techniques and
practices for another. Rather than just performing the same tasks more
quickly, programmers are able to master more advanced topics, and
create more complex applications, all with their existing skill set and
the NetBeans IDE.
There are numerous IDEs available today for use by Java developers, but
NetBeans stands above the rest. It's powerful, useful, extensible,
open, and free. In "NetBeans: The Definitive Guide" developers will
learn how to use this IDE to its fullest, making their programming more
efficient and productive than ever before. Through a detailed tutorial,
the book explains the capabilities of the NetBeans IDE, introducing
readers to the basics of the IDE and getting them started with the
various editor and explorer windows. Readers will master many of
NetBeans' advanced features and learn to work with XML documents, CVS
repositories, Javadoc trees, and web applications, all within the
NetBeans framework.
In addition to covering the existing features of NetBeans, this book
goes on to demonstrate how to develop additional modules for NetBeans.
In this portion of the book, readers will explore the NetBeans APIs and
learn how to enhance NetBeans for their own specific needs.
Additionally, companies can extend the NetBeans framework to create a
highly customized, advanced application platform for their own GUI
applications. Numerous commercial companies are already doing just
this, taking advantage of the existing components of NetBeans to allow
for focusing on the business needs of the company; the result is more
advanced applications developed faster than ever possible without the
use of NetBeans.
"NetBeans: The Definitive Guide" includes:
-Using the core NetBeans IDE
-Debugging, compiling, and programming with the IDE
-Building GUI forms and applications
-Generating and browsing Javadoc within the IDE
-Integrating NetBeans with XML, Jakarta Ant, and web applications
-Complete coverage of the NetBeans OpenAPIs
-Tuning and best practices for module programming
-Building and packaging your own NetBeans distribution
"NetBeans: The Definitive Guide" presumes that the reader is a NetBeans
beginner and not a beginning programmer. It will be of interest to a
wide range of readers: enterprise developers looking for an IDE that
can handle complex program tasks, open source developers looking to
integrate NetBeans into their own visual projects, or even managers
wanting to maximize their team's development potential. This book is
for anyone who wants to learn to use NetBeans to enhance their
programming productivity.
Additional resources:
Chapter 11, "Working with XML," is available free online at:
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bios and samples, see:
For a cover graphic in JPEG format, go to:
NetBeans: The Definitive Guide
Tim Boudreau, Jesse Glick, Simeon Greene, Vaughn Spurlin,
and Jack Woehr
ISBN 0-596-00280-7, 646 pages, $44.95 (US), $69.95 (CAN)
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