Markdown Plugin For NetBeans 7

Markdown is a simple markup language which allows you to write documentation fast and export it to different formats. GitHub's Readme files are markdown files.

flow-netbeans-markdown NetBeans 7 plugin brings basic syntax highlighting and quick HTML preview.

Although there is no binary distribution, the plugin can be installed in about 2 minutes:

  1. git clone git://
  2. Open the folder with NetBeans, from the context menu choose "Create NBM"
  3. Install the plugin from: Tools -> Plugins -> Downloaded

Click on a file and choose "View HTML"

flow-netbeans-markdown is my first plugin I installed in NetBeans in the last 5 years. It is a nice exception from my vanilla-IDE rule…

Great work--please star the repo:


Thanks Sir !!

I love reading your posts. They're really great, helpful and useful.
I would like to ask something to Adam: I'm interested in using websockets in a swing/javafx application, In a server side I got tomcat implementation and resin, and on a client side, if I'm not wrong, there's the jwebsocket implementation available. Is that possible ? Can I use Hessian protocol serialization in jwebsocket?

Million thanks Adam.
Have a nice weekend

Posted by Aleix on February 16, 2013 at 02:39 AM CET #

I was wondering where all the sudden the stars came from...
Thanks for running the viral-marketing department. I write all my docs in Markdown-Syntax - so I wanted something for my favorite IDE ;)

Posted by Florian (madflow) on February 19, 2013 at 06:31 PM CET #

I'm getting this error:

C:\Program Files\NetBeans 7.3.1\harness\build.xml:174: Cannot compile against a module: C:\Program Files\NetBeans 7.3.1\ide\modules\org-netbeans-modules-parsing-api.jar because of dependency: org.netbeans.modules.parsing.api/1 >
BUILD FAILED (total time: 0 seconds)

Posted by Stijn on November 28, 2013 at 06:18 PM CET #

@Stijn: There is no need to compile it yourself anymore. Use a precompiled package from

Posted by markiewb on December 05, 2013 at 01:53 AM CET #

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