NetBeans: Simplify your life!
Toni Epple shows how you can "Simplify your life!" by simplifying NetBeans:
I've just returned from a training at skyguide in Geneva. We where invited there by a group of enthusiastic Java pros who are thinking about porting some of their applications to NetBeans. When teaching the NetBeans Platform some APIs are harder to understand for new users than others - especially the Nodes API, System FileSystem and Lookups. If you've been using these APIs for a while they actually seem very simple. So when it's hard to explain an API which is actually quite elegant and simple, there must be something wrong...