Geertjan Wielenga: 10 Tips for Porting to the NetBeans Platform
On DZone, Geertjan Wielenga provides 10 Tips for Porting to the NetBeans Platform :
I'm aware of several groups of developers who have recently started porting Swing applications to the NetBeans Platform . In the aftermath of the JSR-296 meltdown, that trend is likely to become even more prominent. That, in fact, may be the biggest win of the JSR-296 project—it helped developers take the next step in their projects, which they otherwise might not have done. I.e., developers abandoned the JFrame, swapping it for the JSR-296 SingleFrameApplication class. Since it was so easy to get started with JSR-296 (I refuse to call it "Swing Application Framework", simply because the name arrogantly and mistakenly implies that there is no other Swing application framework), especially with the help of the tools in NetBeans IDE, many developers did so, quickly bringing their applications to fruition...