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April 20, 2004

NetBeans updated as Sun drives tools strategy

The Sun Microsystems Inc-backed NetBeans community has released its latest open source Java development framework, used by Sun to battle rival community-based tools frameworks.

By CBR Staff Writer

NetBeans 3.6 positions the framework as the foundation for Sun’s unfolding Java developer tools strategy, by focusing on latest standards and continued simplification of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) build process.

The framework is core to Sun’s forthcoming Java Studio Creator suite, which uses Java Server Faces (JSF) for drag and drop development of Java Server Pages (JSPs), and also underpins Java Studio Enterprise 9.x. Both are expected at Sun’s upcoming JavaOne conference in San Francisco. NetBeans 3.6 will also be available with Sun’s Java System Application Server 8.0.

Sun has ramped-up NetBeans in recent months as it has refused to participate in Eclipse, the open source tools foundation recently spun-out from the control of Sun’s number-one Java rival IBM Corp.

NetBeans 3.6 supports J2EE 1.4, Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.5, and provides improved JSP debugging with Java Specification Request (JSR) 45. That JSR should provide a standardized set of tools that correlate Java Virtual Machine (JVM) bite code to source code of non-Java languages.

Other improvements to NetBeans tackle code editor enhancements such as Smart Brackets and Code Folding, provide a native look and feel through a new windowing system, and enhanced navigation and workflow.

This article is based on material originally published by ComputerWire

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