Sun Improves J2SE, J2EE Support in NetBeans IDE

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-05-17 Print this article Print

NetBeans 4.1 features out-of-the-box support for Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0, Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 and Java 2 Micro Edition 2.0.

Sun Microsystems Inc. announced Monday a new version of its NetBeans open-source integrated development environment. The NetBeans 4.1 IDE features out-of-the-box support for J2SE (Java 2 Standard Edition) 5.0, J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) 1.4 and J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition) 2.0, according to Sun.
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In addition, Sun announced new plug-ins under open-source development for BEA Systems Inc.s WebLogic application server, IBMs WebSphere and the open-source JBoss application server. NetBeans 4.1 also features an Ant-based build environment, refactoring and enhanced mobile application development support, Sun said. "No other Java development tool on the market today combines the ease of use of NetBeans 4.1 with this level of comprehensive support for J2EE application development," Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java development and platform engineering at Sun, said in a statement. And in a jab at the competing Eclipse open-source development environment, Jackson added: "The search, download, test and assemble cycle that is required by other open-source development offerings cannot even approximate what NetBeans provides out of the box for free." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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