Introducing Sun Web Developer Pack
By arungupta on Mar 12, 2007
Developer Pack (SWDP) is a new integrated toolkit from Sun
Microsystems that consists of a collection of Web 2.0 technologies
that enable next generation Web application development. The toolkit
consists of binaries, tutorial, documentation, samples (including source) to
build your Web 2.0 applications and deploy them on industry-grade containers. It includes
support for building rich user interface using Ajax technologies with Project
jMaki & Project
Dynamic Faces, light-weight Web services with Atom
APIs / WADL and server side
scripting with Project Phobos.
Check the system requirements to see the list of supported platforms, JDK versions, browsers, web containers and Ant. These applications can be hosted on Sun Java System Application Server 9.x, Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 U1, GlassFish v1 UR1, GlassFish v2 and Apache Tomcat 6.
SWDP comes with NetBeans plug-ins that simplifies the design and development of Rich Internet Applications. These modules can be downloaded from NetBeans Update Center Beta with the name "Sun Web Developer Pack R1". Check out how to build jMaki and Phobos applications in a screencast.
You can download SWDP as a stand-alone bundle and install on a supported Web container. Alternatively, you can download SWDP bundled with Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview. The SDK bundle can be downloaded in three different flavors:
- Only SDK - Need to download JDK and NetBeans separately
- SDK + JDK - Need to download NetBeans separately
- SDK + NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5.1 Beta - Need to download JDK separately
After installing SWDP, it's recommended to view the latest online Release Notes. The binaries are accompanied by a comprehensive tutorial and an SWDP forum to post your questions. You can also view the list of SWDP bloggers or subscribe to the aggregated pipe.