Wednesday, June 12, 2013: Java EE 7 Launch

| May 30, 2013
The introduction of Java EE 7 is a free online event where you can connect with Java users from all over the world as you learn about the power and capabilities of Java EE 7. Join us for presentations from Oracle technical leaders and Java users from both large and (more...)

Sales Data Analysis Software on the NetBeans Platform

| May 29, 2013

Since 1998, Itransition has been a software development innovator providing full-cycle high quality services to its customers in over 30 countries worldwide. One of its many applications is Eltim Reporter, a sales-data analysis application on the NetBeans Platform:

Mihail Rukavishnikov, Eltim Reporter's lead developers states:

We developed Eltim Reporter as (more...)

Data Mining and Social Network Analysis Software on the NetBeans Platform

| May 28, 2013

AdvancedMiner Professional is developed by StatConsulting in Warsaw, Poland, on the NetBeans Platform. It is a modern and advanced analysis application that provides a wide range of tools for data transformations, construction of data mining models, advanced data analysis, and reporting.

AdvancedMiner SNA, where "SNA" stands for "social (more...)

Math Skill Development Software on the NetBeans Platform

| May 26, 2013

Mike Gordon is a secondary math-science teacher at Piedra Vista High School in the state of New Mexico, USA. He's put together an application that was originally intended to simply save time on grading student work by allowing the computer to do it for him. It has evolved over time (more...)

No Expansion Icon When No Children (Part 2)

| May 25, 2013

In part 1, the problem of the superfluous expansion icon is discussed and solved. However, the solution is incomplete as Michael Bishop indicates in the comment to part 1:

I recently implemented this solution. The explorer tree appeared correctly, but no longer updates correctly; adding and removing nodes don't (more...)

Over 100 Images To Be Added to NetBeans Platform Showcase

| May 24, 2013

There's a folder in the NetBeans repo where NetBeans Platform application screenshots are stored, one per application (together with a thumbnail image) for publication on the NetBeans Platform Showcase. New images are added there whenever we identify new NetBeans Platform applications. Once in a while, I go to that folder, (more...)

Undoable Property Sheet

| May 23, 2013

Sometimes there's a need to integrate undo/redo functionality into the NetBeans Properties window. In other words, when the user types something in the Properties window, and presses Enter, you want the "Undo" action to become enabled, and later the "Redo" after you've undone the change.

Tim Boudreau once sent me, (more...)

Coalescent Theory Calculation Software on the NetBeans Platform

| May 22, 2013

Coalescent is an open source tool in coalescent theory.

It provides solutions for the exact calculation of likelihood under infinite sites and infinite alleles models of mutations in population genetics.

Additionally, it checks phylogeny and draws gene trees for infinite sites data.


Planned features for the upcoming releases will focus (more...)

Health Manager on the NetBeans Platform

| May 21, 2013
Vobium Health Manager, by Vobium Technologies, is software to store and organize your family's medical information securely on your computer.

Many more screenshots can be found here: http://www.vobium.com/health/screenshots

You can manage records across 25+ categories like diseases, allergies, doctor visits, tests & checkups, medicines, vaccinations, surgeries, (more...)

Live Band Music Manager on the NetBeans Platform

| May 20, 2013

Chord Maestro is an application on the NetBeans Platform that displays chord charts on a computer, TV, or large (confidence) monitor, without requiring a lot of unnecessary effort. Chord Maestro was made for live bands and church worship leaders tired of using music stands and having to deal with an (more...)

Open Source Financial Platform on the NetBeans Platform

| May 18, 2013

Gaia Transparence is a software vendor specialized in financial markets. It is a pioneer in the open source community for financial markets. The Gaia Transparence team is building an open source solution for the finance industry based on the NetBeans Platform.

The Gaia Transparence open source financial platform will address (more...)

Towards an Integrated WYSIWYG JavaFX WebView

| May 18, 2013

Last week I blogged about the free and open source EPUB Open Toolbox which I am creating for publishers and authors. Officially, it is now known as Fosfor, since it is initially being developed for the Fosfor Uitgeverij, that is, an on-line e-book publisher based in Amsterdam, as a (more...)

Network QoS Simulator on the NetBeans Platform

| May 17, 2013
qSim is a computer network simulator with emphasis on Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms. It lets you observe how computer networks react to different QoS mechanisms, including network node usage (input/output queues, RX/TX buffers usage), data flow delay time, and packet drop statistics.

13 QoS mechanisms are supported, which can (more...)

Model Based Embedded Development on the NetBeans Platform

| May 16, 2013

SimuQuest is a Michigan-based software development company that specializes in working with electronic hardware companies that produce electronic controls for such things as car engines or wind turbine generators.

UniPhi is one of SimuQuest's software tools. It is created on the NetBeans Platform. It is a model-based development tool for (more...)

Brand Independent PLC Programming on the NetBeans Platform

| May 15, 2013

Most modern automation installations, such as controlers of machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides, or light fixtures, are driven by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Low level programming languages that have been used for decades, such as Ladder Diagrams (LD), are still being used to develop new PLC software. Together (more...)

Corona SDK Lua IDE on the NetBeans Platform

| May 14, 2013

The Corona SDK lets you build rich mobile apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, and Nook. The Corona SDK uses Lua as its programming language. Lua Glider has been created by the Corona SDK team on the NetBeans Platform and NetBeans IDE as an advanced IDE for Corona SDK professionals and (more...)

WYSIWYG Editor for Java Desktop Applications

| May 13, 2013

The EPUB Open Toolbox (introduced in the last two blog entries) includes a WYSIWYG editor based on the Swing HTML Editor Framework (SHEF), but extended in small ways. For example, keyboard shortcuts can be used for bold, italics, etc.

One of the holy grails of the Java world, that is, (more...)

EPUB Open Toolbox

| May 12, 2013

The start of an EPUB tool in Java. Right now, you're able to open EPUB files, view its content (the JavaFX WebView is used to display the XHTML content), and even extract the content of EPUB files so that they can be edited, prior to recreating the EPUB file.


Ultimately, (more...)

EPUB Open Toolbox (Part 2)

| May 12, 2013

In the absence of a WYSIWYG editor in JavaFX WebView, the SHEF project provides a fine alternative. Click to enlarge the image below.

Aside from being to generate to/from EPUB, project templates are provided for creating new EPUB 3.0 and EPUB 2.0 books:


The structure of the app (more...)

Aquatic Robotic Management Software on the NetBeans Platform

| May 10, 2013

Jessiko is robot fish technology created by Robotswim in France. The technology was first exhibited at the French Pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in South Korea. It is currently marketed at events and for luxury decorations, such as at luxury hotels, restaurants, commercial centers, museums, and waiting rooms.

The (more...)