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Java 9: Building Robust Modular Applications

By : Dr. Edward Lavieri, Peter Verhas, Jason Lee
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Java 9: Building Robust Modular Applications

By: Dr. Edward Lavieri, Peter Verhas, Jason Lee

Overview of this book

Java 9 and its new features add to the richness of the language; Java is one of the languages most used by developers to build robust software applications. Java 9 comes with a special emphasis on modularity with its integration with Jigsaw. This course is your one-stop guide to mastering the language. You'll be provided with an overview and explanation of the new features introduced in Java 9 and the importance of the new APIs and enhancements. Some new features of Java 9 are ground-breaking; if you are an experienced programmer, you will be able to make your enterprise applications leaner by learning these new features. You'll be provided with practical guidance in applying your newly acquired knowledge of Java 9 and further information on future developments of the Java platform. This course will improve your productivity, making your applications faster. Next, you'll go on to implement everything you've learned by building 10 cool projects. 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 just a few. By the end of this course, you will be well acquainted with Java 9 features and able to build your own applications and projects. This Learning Path contains the best content from the following two recently published Packt products: • Mastering Java 9 • Java 9 Programming Blueprints
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
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Chapter 24. 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...