As a developer at IDR Solutions I spend a lot of my time working on NetBeans PDF viewer Plugin and I often spend a lot of time on the NetBeans plugin portal. I thought it might be useful to share with you about which plugins in my opinion are worth considering.
Below is my list 6 NetBeans plugins that in my opinion are interesting and worth installing:
This plugin allows you to create an easy for the eyes look and feel of the NetBeans IDE by reverting the colors.
As the name suggests Additional Java Hints provides additional hints that allows you to write better quality code and points out any potential issues.
EasyPMD is a code analyzer that scans Java source code looking for over 400 potential problems. PMD detects bad practices in code such as: empty try/catch blocks, unused methods, braces. All the encountered problems are shown in both the editor and in the Action Items window.
“easyUML is a UML diagram tool for NetBeans that provides features to easily create and work with UML diagrams. Currently it supports only class diagrams providing drag-and-drop visual editor for diagram drawing, Java code generation from diagrams and ‘reverse engineering’ to create class diagrams from Java code. It is very suitable for teaching software design.”
“shift+shift open Go To Symbol” is perfect for those who use keyboard short cuts a lot. By pressing the following key combination you can easily and quickly navigate in your NetBeans IDE:
shift+shift open Go To Symbol
Alt+Alt open Go To File
Ctrl+Ctrl open Go To Type
Hopefully you found my top 6 List to be useful. If you have your own top list of NetBeans Plugins, let us know.
IDRsolutions develop a Java PDF library, a PDF forms to HTML5 converter, a PDF to HTML5 or SVG converter and a Java Image Library that doubles as an ImageIO replacement. On the blog our team post about anything interesting they learn about.