The NetBeans IDE 4.1, which was released on May 11, 2005, includes Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) development capabilities. NetBeans IDE 4.1 is available as a standalone download or bundled with Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Update 3.
This new release allows developers to not only develop applications in the web tier but also includes Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and web service development capabilities. NetBeans IDE 4.1 is a single platform with out-of-the-box development capabilities and support for enterprise (J2EE 1.4) applications and web services, mobile/wireless Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) applications and services and desktop Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) applications. The robust open source Java IDE, has everything that Java Software Developers need to develop cross-platform desktop, web and mobile applications straight out of the box.
NetBeans IDE 4.1 adds support for developing applications for the J2EE 1.4 Platform and their deployment to the Sun Java’ System Application Server 8.1 Platform Edition. Enhancements to existing features in NetBeans include:
- Support for projects with multiple source roots.
- Automatic generation of Debug and Compile Single File actions for projects with existing build scripts.
- Streamlined configuration of project classpaths using the Libraries node in the Projects window.
- Simplified browsing of project classes using the Navigator window.
Product Highlights include the ability to:
- Easily browse and navigate around your classes using the new Navigator component.
- Browse and configure project classpath using the Libraries node in the Projects View.
- Use automatically generated Debug and Compile Single File actions for projects with existing build scripts.
- Import projects with multiple source roots as standard projects.
- Create a J2EE application, automatically add EJB modules and Web modules, and deploy the application.
- Create an EJB module and deploy it as a stand-alone module or packaged in a J2EE application.
- Create Session Beans, Entity Beans and Message-Driven Beans.
- Create Entity Beans using an existing database schema.
- Create a Web module, generate calls to EJBs, and deploy the Web module either as a stand-alone Web application or packaged in a J2EE application.
- Create, register, and test Web services.
- Try out the sample applications to learn and understand the J2EE technology.
- Import your existing J2EE projects.
- Validate your applications using the J2EE Verifier.
- Visually configure your EJBs, Web Services and Web Components.
- Add multiple source folders to EJB module or Web module, create Unit tests as a part of the project.
- Visually lay out your MIDlet’s workflow, and design and code the GUI using drag and drop elements (available in NetBeans Mobility Pack).
- Have End-to-end support for enterprise applications. Wizard support for creating J2ME-J2EE applications. Enables you to quickly create J2ME client/server applications (available in NetBeans Mobility Pack).
To download NetBeans 4.1 go to : www.netbeans.org/downloads/index.html
Additional information on the NetBeans IDE 4.1 release can be found at:
NetBeans IDE 4.1 release page
NetBeans 4.1 Tutorials, Guides, and Articles
How to make the switch to NetBeans
The NetBeans Mobility Pack 4.1
The NetBeans Mobility Pack 4.1 allows developers to write, test, and debug applications for Java’ technology-enabled mobile devices. It integrates support for the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0, the Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1 and code obfuscation with the new projects system and improved performance of the NetBeans IDE 4.1 development environment.
To get details on the Mobility Pack 4.1 and it download go to www.netbeans.org/kb/41/mobility.html