Monday Jun 29, 2009

links for 2009-6-29: NetBeans 6.7, Making SOA services more reusable

  • NetBeans 6.7 Released - New features including integration with Project Kenai, native support for Maven, support for GlassFish (v3) and more.
  • Six ways to make SOA services more reusable - Nothing ground breaking or new, but always good to reiterate decoupling the transport from the logic, having standard interfaces, and testing for interoperability.

Wednesday Dec 12, 2007

NetBeans 6 Released

NetBeans 6 has released!

I'm excited about this release not only because of the great work that has been done in NetBeans itself (leading Java EE 5 support, inclusion of what was in the Visual Web Pack and Enterprise Pack, easy to use GUI builder, Ruby/Rails support, and much much more) but also because this is the release of NetBeans that the Java Composite Application Platform Suite is going to build on starting with our next release. Previews of what is to come can be found at Project Open ESB.

What this means is that in the future we will be bringing together the traditional Java SE/EE developers and Integration/SOA/CompApp developers together in a single common IDE allowing them to have the best of both worlds. We have already been providing previews of this since NetBeans 5.5 through the Java EE 5 SDK Tools Bundle and other related downloads.

I encourage you to take a look at NetBeans 6 and Project Open ESB and get familiar with them and give us feedback.

Thursday May 24, 2007

JDJ Readers' Choice Awards

Java Developers Journal is running their yearly Readers' Choice Awards and I'm pleased to see Open ESB doing well. I encourage folks to go vote, but also to comment here on why you did or didn't vote for Open ESB as the best Java ESB.

But since I brought JDJ up, I should note that we had an article on How to Deliver Composite Applications with Java, WS-BPEL & SOA published in the March 2007 issue. In it we describe how to use NetBeans and GlassFish with the JBI runtime and BPEL Service Engine being developed in Open ESB to build a simple app orchestrating several services into a comp app.

Wednesday May 16, 2007

Mobile Apps and NetBeans

In the little bit of spare time I had last Monday, I attended a session at NetBeans Day at CommunityOne on mobile devices and that renewed my interest in Java ME and caused me to download the latest NetBeans 6 Preview which includes the latest Mobility stuff.

I haven't done much yet but did manage to create a simple app and get it deployed to my wife's Motorola L6 and I have other ideas planned, so stay tuned.

Related, it was interesting to see David Berlind blog about Mobile RIAs and in it mentions the NetBeans versus Eclipse battle and in fact has a poll to vote on the preferred IDE for creating mobile apps. As of my writing this, 70% of the 515 votes were in favor of NetBeans.

Thursday May 10, 2007

Open ESB Preview Released

I have blogged about Open ESB previously and am pleased to see that we announced the release of our latest preview yesterday. This release builds upon what has been released previously continuing the alignment with NetBeans and GlassFish and adds more JBI components to those that are available. And I am very pleased to see that not only are the Sun built components but a number of others from our open-source partners and the community.

Please do take a look, try things out, and provide feedback, or if you are so inclined join the community and contribute!

Friday May 04, 2007

NetBeans does more than Java

An early access of NetBeans 6 will be released at JavaOne next week and InfoWorld has a quick review of it.

Take a look and hope to see you at JavaOne next week!

Friday Apr 06, 2007

Open ESB and NetBeans 6

Those of you that have read my blog have seen mentions of Composite Application tools based on NetBeans and other momentum around NetBeans and Java EE 5.

Well, I'm please to say that the momentum is continuing with the components being developed under the Open ESB umbrella being updated to be aligned with the latest NetBeans 6 development builds. Download it here.

Have fun with it, and if you haven't already, please plan to attend JavaOne and NetBeans Day where you can learn much more about the tools and technologies being developed.

Wednesday Mar 28, 2007

NetBeans Wins Awards

I just saw that NetBeans won several awards in Dr. Dobb's Journal Jolt Awards. It is exciting to see the momentum behind NetBeans and more is coming with NetBeans 6 and what is being built as part of Open ESB.
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