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Java 9 Programming Blueprints

By : Jason Lee
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Java 9 Programming Blueprints

By: Jason Lee

Overview of this book

Java is a powerful language that has applications in a wide variety of fields. From playing games on your computer to performing banking transactions, Java is at the heart of everything. The book starts by unveiling the new features of Java 9 and quickly walks you through the building blocks that form the basis of writing applications. There are 10 comprehensive projects in the book that will showcase the various features of Java 9. You will learn to build an email filter that separates spam messages from all your inboxes, a social media aggregator app that will help you efficiently track various feeds, and a microservice for a client/server note application, to name a few. The book covers various libraries and frameworks in these projects, and also introduces a few more frameworks that complement and extend the Java SDK. Through the course of building applications, this book will not only help you get to grips with the various features of Java 9, but will also teach you how to design and prototype professional-grade applications with performance and security considerations.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Taking Notes with Monumentum

Chapter 8. Photo Management with PhotoBeans

So far, we've written libraries. We've written command-line utilities. We've also written GUIs using JavaFX. In this chapter, we're going to try something completely different. We're going to build a photo management system, which, of course, needs to be a graphical application, but we're going to take a different approach. Rather than using pure JavaFX and building everything from the ground up, we'll use an existing application framework. That framework is the NetBeans Rich Client Platform (RCP), a mature, stable, and powerful framework, that powers not just the NetBeans IDE we've been using, but countless applications in a myriad of industries from oil and gas to air and space.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • How to bootstrap a NetBeans RCP project
  • How to integrate JavaFX with the NetBeans RCP
  • The fundamentals of an RCP application such as Nodes, Actions, Lookups, Services, and TopComponents

Without further ado then, let's jump...