The NetBeans platform is a popular free desktop framework for Java SE applications. It saves years of development time in building any significant desktop application by providing a modular framework that simplifies both developing and updating desktop applications. Hundreds of organizations in the corporate sector and in open source communities use the NetBeans platform as the basis of their development work. In this panel discussion, you will see developers demonstrating the work they’ve done with the NetBeans platform. You will become familiar with everything you need in order to begin creating meaningful applications yourself on the NetBeans platform. Filmed at JavaOne 2013.