The NetBeans Visual Web Pack...Wow
By Darryl Mocek on Jul 18, 2007
Not long ago I needed to create some web pages which were tied to a database. Not being an expert in creating Web applications, I decided to take a stab at using NetBeans and the Visual Web Pack to create some web pages. All I have to say is Wow. I created a new Visual Web application, created a few web pages, created a database connection, added a bunch of design elements including connecting some fields to database columns, added some page navigation, and built and ran the application (NetBeans automatically deployed the application to one of the included servers), all within minutes and all graphically. While this is no customer-facing Internet-ready application, I don't think it's too far off. It amazes me how much functionality can be created so easily in such a short amount of time.