Where can I find examples of how to use various APIs?

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There are a large number of samples. Many of these correspond to the tutorials. You can find the samples in module platform in main/misc repository at hg.netbeans.org. They are in the samples/ subdirectory.

The platform/samples/ folder can be browsed online here. But for really trying things out it is usually more useful to have a local copy - then you can open them as projects in the IDE.