TomEE+, Apache CXF, and Maven in NetBeans 8

The most interesting thing about the awesomeness shown in the (silent) YouTube clip below is that everything you see in it is 100% free and supported out of the box, without needing to install plugins of any kind, in NetBeans 8:

It is also very easy to see above that everything, from registering TomEE+ to creating a Maven application to deploying the app and making changes and seeing those changes live takes about 4 minutes in total.

Thanks to Stepan Zebra from the NetBeans team for providing the steps for this YouTube clip and Ken Fogel for asking for them.


And openEJB, the origin and heart of Tomee, is a really light weight, capable EJB container. Now that it is incorporated with Tomcat we can do EJB thru websockets! Talk about distributed computing, that is the ultimate in my not-so-humble opinion! For those who don't want the "features" of websockets Tomee allows to use the http upgrade feature to connect java clients directly with the EJB container. Tomee is definitely underrated, under talked about, under promoted and under used. Most people on the site (in the fora) appear not to know about Netbeans. Here's hoping that is on the road to change!

Posted by guest on May 10, 2014 at 02:58 PM PDT #

The latest Apache TomEE release can always be found here:

Posted by Andy on May 12, 2014 at 09:26 AM PDT #

You can find the latest TomEE version on the Apache TomEE website.

Posted by Andy on May 12, 2014 at 09:27 AM PDT #

Why "Silent Clip".Was it meant only for the "elite" NB Team or even multitude ordinary Java developers.

Posted by guest on January 11, 2015 at 08:46 PM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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