I had a meeting with several developers the other day, some from IBM, about the need to create support for the IBM WAS Liberty Profile in NetBeans IDE. From their side, the feeling was that developers have been asking for this for some time and it would be great if there were to be a plugin for NetBeans IDE users who want to work with IBM WAS Liberty Profile.
So, we've set up a GitHub repo and are working from two ends. From the NetBeans end, we're providing a generic plugin infrastructure for hooking into IBM WAS Liberty Profile commands. From the other end, i.e., IBM and others involved with the relevant knowledge, utility methods are being provided for interacting with commands such as start, stop, debug, etc, to interoperate from NetBeans with the IBM WAS Liberty Profile.
Informally, various resources are being provided for this work from various ends, for asking questions, for testing, etc.
Here's the related NetBeans issue:
And here's the GitHub repo where all the work will be done:
Note: See part 2.