Tutorials on NetBeans IDE, Derby/MySQL database and the Java Desktop GUI application development examples
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In this section we start with the practice on installing, configuring, testing and using NetBeans, a very nice full features, an open source multilingual Integrated Development Environment (IDE) on Windows machine. We start using NetBeans by compiling some Java program samples. On the way we also explained the fundamental of Java GUI programming from the plain old Java codes such as Java frames, containers, panels and so on. Other Java GUI components such as swing also included in the Java desktop GUI application development tutorials, briefly.
After getting familiar with NetBeans IDE and the basic of Java programming using plain codes and the GUI components, we added another standard element in the Java applications, a database. We start with the Java DB, (Derby database) and then tried converting the Derby to using MySQL database. The main purpose of this section is to be familiar with the IDE, the Java fundamentals and the database objects which typically found in the Java enterprise and web applications. At the end of the practice, we combined all the elements: Java desktop GUI and the database presented in the working Java project application development. On the next tutorial we will upgrade our skill by exploring the Java visual web application with database.
NetBeans IDE, Java GUI components and databases
The Java Desktop GUI application with MySQL database