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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform by Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson

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5. A Taste of Modularity

With the background basics of Swing covered, it’s time to explore the NetBeans Platform application architecture. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to build a modular application that uses the NetBeans Platform Window System and leverages NetBeans Platform techniques to keep modules loosely coupled.

What You Will Learn

• Understand the NetBeans module system.

• Create a NetBeans Platform application and add modules to it.

• Port a Swing application to the NetBeans Platform.

• Create windows for a NetBeans Platform application.

• Use Lookup to discover service providers.

• Use Lookup to share objects between modules.

5.1 Modular Architecture

Even though the applications in Chapter 2 are basic, they follow a loosely-coupled ...

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