NetBeans IDE Field Guide: Developing Desktop, Web, Enterprise, and Mobile Applications, 2nd Edition

The second edition of the NetBeans IDE Field Guide has been released (as of May 2006). The Field Guide provides both an introduction to the IDE and a task reference "cookbook" for intermediate to advanced users. The second edition updates the material in the first edition for NetBeans IDE 5.0 and adds totally new chapters on Project Matisse, the new CVS support, support for Struts and JavaServer Faces technology, profiling, and developer collaboration.

Interview with Author Patrick Keegan


Author Patrick Keegan

Click the image to view a video interview of Evangelist Roman Strobl chatting with Patrick about the Second Edition of the Field Guide, the challenges of writing such a book, and the past and future of the NetBeans IDE.

Note: you must have version 8 of the Flash Player installed to view the video, however, a downloadable version in MPEG-4 format is also available here.

Where To Get It

You can order the second edition of the Field Guide online from:

You can also download a PDF file containing chapter 4 (Versioning Your Projects), chapter 5 (Editing and Refactoring Code), and the complete table of contents.


The NetBeans IDE Field Guide Second Edition has been reviewed by Tech Book Report - the verdict?

For the new NetBeans user looking for a good introductory tutorial, this is highly recommended.

Read the full review on

Not logged in. Log in, Register

See also: Guide Pratique EDI NetBeans (1ière edition) - Brouillons des Chapitres en français.