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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

Getting started

Probably the question at or near the top of your list is, Why would I want to use NetBeans RCP?. Before we get into the details of the application, let's address this very fair question, and try to understand why we're building it the way we are.

One of the first things you'll notice when you start looking into the NetBeans platform is the strong notion of modularity. With the Java Module System being such a prominent feature of Java 9, this may seem like a minor detail, but NetBeans exposes this concept to us at the application level, making plugins incredibly simple, as well as allowing us to update the application on a piecemeal basis.

The RCP also provides a robust, well-tested framework for handling windows, menus, actions, nodes, services, and so on. If we were to build this application from scratch, as we've done in the previous chapters using plain JavaFX, we would have to manually define areas on the screen, then handle window placement by hand. With the RCP, we have...