I have published a draft of an extended tutorial on creating desktop Java applications on netbeans.org. The tutorial is based on my recent series of blog posts. Thanks to everybody who provided questions and suggestions! A lot of them have been incorporated into the tutorial. Others are on my to-do list and are not forgotten.
The main things that appear in the tutorial that were missing from the blog are currency and date rendering and more customizations of table columns.
The tutorial needs some more polishing, but I think it's in a reasonably useful state. Let me know what you think.
By the way, I'm going on vacation tomorrow, so excuse the upcoming silence. Talk to you in three weeks.