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  • A Window System that greatly simplifies the manipulation of multiple components within a single frame.
  • An Actions system that makes it easy to declaratively install and uninstall menu items, toolbar items, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
  • The Auto Update mechanism, which provides a way to dynamically update a user's installation of your application.
  • The whole range of NetBeans IDE features that simplify application development, such as code completion and an advanced GUI builder (formerly code-named Matisse), in which you can visually design your user interfaces by dragging, dropping, and rearranging components.In addition, you get special module-development features such as module templates and the ability to test modules on the fly by installing or reloading them into the currently running IDE.
  • The architecture of your application is likely to become more robust when using the modular coding techniques encouraged by the NetBeans Platform