NetBeans Announces Java 2 Development Suite

NetBeans Friday unveiled the next
generation of its cross-platform integrated development
environments.

Written entirely in Java, NetBeans Developer
Enterprise 3.0 merges a cross-platform development environment with
enterprise middleware based on Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), CORBA,
remote method invocation (RMI) and XML standards. The product has a
modular,
open architecture which extends the development environment by allowing
for
expanded functionality via plug-ins both from NetBeans and third
parties.


By integrating EJB, CORBA, RMI and XML standards into a single Java
environment, NetBeans is hoping authors will use it’s tool to create
distributed applications. Such a cross-platform, multi-standars
development
approach is sure to have broad appeal. NetBeans
is also including wizards to help ease the creation process, and uses
an underlying object technology to maintain the complex dependencies
across interfaces.


NetBeans Developer will be available in three editions: Entry Level,
Professional, and Enterprise. All three will run on any Java 2 enabled
platform–including Solaris, Windows, and Linux.

The
entry level Developer 3.0 is designed for visual development and editing
of client-side applications and will be available in July. The Pro
version allows the creation of database and servlet applications as well
as including modules supporting Extensible Markup Language (XML) and
JavaDoc generation. Integrated support of EJB, CORBA, and RMI can be
found in the Enterprise Edition. Both Enterprise and Pro will be
available in August. A beta version of Developer 3.0 can be downloaded from the company’s Web site.

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