Best Java Netbeans IDE Mobile Development Plugins - Java
In this programming article, we will look at some of the best Netbeans IDE plugins you can use to make the most out of your Java applications. We will be showcasing add-ons for several different categories, including reporting, mobile app development, database development, and GUI (graphical user interface).
The fastest growing segment for developers has got to be mobile development. Thereís an app for everything and everyone nowadays, and if there isnít, then you should pitch the idea, because it's destined to be picked up.
That being said, part of the problem of mobile development is that there are so many platforms. Do you want to develop for BlackBerry, Android, Apple products like iPhone or iPad, or Windows Mobile? Pinpointing the best plugin for Java mobile apps depends on your platform, but as you can imagine, there are really only a few good options. One, for Android, I personally do not recommend. Another is for BlackBerry (which makes sense, because BlackBerryís platform is built on Java technology).
I wonít spend too much time on the Rim BlackBerry Plugin, because if you are interested in Netbeans plugins and mobile development, then you no doubt are already aware of this plugin. If not, let me just say that it is a great tool for building BlackBerry projects, and you can find it here:
Another plugin for mobile development to consider is the hip-named JAM Plugin.
JAM is used to develop mobile websites. It works off the Netbiscuits platform, using the BML - also known as the deliciously named Biscuit Markup Language. Itís a pretty sweet tool that helps validate code, allows drag and drop functionality, editing capabilities, and code generators when you need a script on the fly.
The JAM plugin is located at: http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/24409/jam-plugin.