Java EE Gems In NetBeans 7--Setup And Installation

NetBeans 7.0.1 Java EE 6 is bundled with GlassFish 3.1.1, configured DerbyDB and Tomcat 7.0.14 (if you like to tinker with the infrastructure :-)). The installation experience is unparallel. The entire setup takes less than 5 minutes. You will get a fully installed NetBeans with GlassFish plugin and DerbyDB (JavaDB). After five minutes and a few o.k. clicks you are ready to go. It means: in another 2 minutes you can incrementally deploy your Java EE 6 application.

I use NetBeans in all of my projects and workshops. The NetBeans 7 Java EE edition (and NetBeans 6) was installed already on several hundred machines on different platforms without any problems.

Sometimes on windows it takes extremely long to install NetBeans - the slowdown was always caused by eager virus scanners :-). It seems like for developers virus scanners cause more damage, than the actual viruses :-).

[My next (and last) Java EE 6 "code first" training this year in Hamburg with NetBeans 7.0.1 (or an IDE of your choice -> but after 30 minutes tinkering you will usually come back to NetBeans :-))]


I must admit - as much as I love Eclipse, I really prefer NetBeans for Java EE development.

It just work out-of-the-box, it's fast, comes with nice default settings, it's easy to deploy and makes hot-redeploy in a fraction of a second.

Like in all other software related topics - it's always about picking the best tool for the job ;-)


Posted by PedroKowalski on September 02, 2011 at 02:09 PM CEST #

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