Introducing Sun Web Developer Pack

Sun Web 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 / REST 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.

Get the Sun Web Developer Pack
Simplify development of your Web 2.0 applications with this all-in-one download.

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.

You can view and download demos, samples, widgets and much more using these technologies here. Blueprints provide you guidelines and code for building these applications.

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[Trackback] As Dave already blogged: "The Sun Web Developer Pack (SWDP) finally uncloaked today". In addition to the items Dave mentioned I'd also like to point out that the pack contains prebuilt binaries of some WADL tools and an early access...

Posted by Marc Hadley's Blog on March 13, 2007 at 03:02 AM PDT #

[Trackback] The latest Web Developer Pack is here from Sun....

Posted by Firefox on March 13, 2007 at 02:44 PM PDT #

[Trackback] Here is the SWDP buzz so far: Phobos in the Sun Web Developer Pack Java EE 5, Web 2.0 with Sun Web Server Update 1 Technology Preview Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1 Technology Preview Ships Sun Web...

Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on March 16, 2007 at 09:37 AM PDT #

The link you have for REST APIs ( is invalid. Could you please post the correct address?

Posted by David Botterill on March 20, 2007 at 12:11 AM PDT #

is anyone having installation problems with swdp? I tried installing it a couple times and it's stuck at 80%, while it's (integrating wadl). Any ideas?

Posted by Kaufman on March 23, 2007 at 11:51 PM PDT #

David, thanks for reporting the broken link, it is now restored. Kaufman, I'll be releasing a screencast showing the installation process next week. I've installed it couple of times last week and it worked both the times. -Arun

Posted by Arun on March 24, 2007 at 01:58 AM PDT #

David, Which OS are you running this on and which web container did you choose to integrate on? Also, are there any errors in the log file (Sun_Web_Developer_Pack_install.\*). Also check the log file for integrating (log.details) as this may show the problem. -Ana

Posted by Ana Lindstrom-Tamer on March 26, 2007 at 02:37 AM PDT #

Actually I have gotten it figured out. My problem seems to be specific to windows. I needed to do the following 2 things, then I could install swdp fine: - cleaned up the productregistry\* files in my c:\\windows\\system32 folder. - run a registry cleaner (e.g. ccleaner) to remove some bad registry leftover by previous bad install. Rebooted my windows machine and then the install went fine. Similar problem happened to me for Sun Java Platform SDK (J2EE) windows installer. This tells me the installer definitely needs some improvement.

Posted by Kaufman on March 26, 2007 at 07:39 AM PDT #

[Trackback] It's been little more than 3 weeks since we released Sun Web Developer Pack (SWDP). 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....

Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on April 06, 2007 at 12:56 AM PDT #

[Trackback] WSIT Pipe (announced here) now is replaced by Web services planet. SWDP Pipe (announced here) is now replaced by SWDP planet. Each of these planets aggregates posts from the Sun bloggers in that technology. You can also subscribe to feeds...

Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on April 09, 2007 at 06:24 AM PDT #

[Trackback] Release 2 of the Sun Web Developer Pack is now available. You can get it here. Some things that have changed since Release 1 are - Propono - a sub project of ROME that helps build atom client or add...

Posted by Rajiv Mordani's Blog on May 11, 2007 at 05:41 AM PDT #

Personaly i don't like 2.0 web design...

Posted by Vytas on December 21, 2007 at 08:49 PM PST #

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