StudioSL developer spills the (Net)Beans

Matteo Di Giovinazzo explains why StreamSim opted for the open source NetBeans framework.

A DZone blog posting by Matteo Di Giovinazzo, lead programmer at StreamSim Technologies, provides an insight into reservoir engineering on the Java NetBeans platform. StreamSim’s StudioSL GUI provides pre and post processing of simulator results. Initially targeting StreamSim’s own 3DSL stream line simulator, StudioSL now interfaces with other simulators.

The NetBeans Project API has allowed StreamSim to expose a logical view of simulation projects, hiding the unnecessary detail of a physical file system view. StreamSim experienced ‘huge’ differences between Windows and Linux clients in terms of performance over the network. Listing and filtering files in a large folder over the network is ‘really slow’ on Windows clients.

StreamSim selected NetBeans for cross platform (Windows and Linux) development and because it is free and open source, supported by the community. Di Giovinazzo said, ‘In a world where most all software is proprietary, the NetBeans open source status seems to be well received. There is also an active community source of ideas and continuous training for all our developer team.’

NetBeans goodies include XML MultiView and the Schliemann parser. StreamSim has implemented several projects and workflows using NetBeans Project API and ANT-based Project API. Cross platform capability is being developed as StreamSim now supports remote execution on high performance clusters, using a queue management infrastructure such as the Sun Grid Engine. More on

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