Julian Gamble just pointed me to his new open source project, aerithnetbeans. This project offers most of the widgets we created for Aerith as a reusable library that integrates nicely with NetBeans’ GUI editor. If you are interested, I invite you to check out the showcase movies.

Aerith widgets library in NetBeans

Geertjan sent us a great plugin for NetBeans 6. When installed, this plugin lets you open any of the examples from our book directly into NetBeans. Just click on the File > New Project... menu item, select your demo, and you’re done!

Alpha Window

To add this feature to NetBeans, you first need to download the plugin and the install it manually from the Tools > Plugins > Downloaded screen.

Last but not least, Geertjan is showing on JavaLobby how to use Filthy Rich Clients techniques in NetBeans. If your application is built on top of the NetBeans Platform, you might want to read these articles: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Filthy Rich Clients Demos as NetBeans Plugin

Geertjan recently asked Chet and I to choose a few of our Filthy Rich Demos to be included in the NetBeans Sample Catalog. Geertjan also started working on a new NetBeans module that lets you create a New Project template from one or more samples. This module can now be used to add all of the demos in the New Project wizard at once.

Also note that Geertjan will soon provide us with a NetBeans module containing all of our demos. That way, you will be able to have them opened in NetBeans by just adding a module to the IDE.

Filthy Rich Samples in NetBeans