J2EE <-> J2SE <-> J2ME

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One of the things I find particularly interesting on NetBeans is that it supports full scale of Java technologies "out of box". By "out of box" I mean that you don't have to search, download and configure various plug-ins. You can choose to install the app server boundle and mobility pack and suddenly you have a tool in which you can develop J2SE, J2EE and J2ME applications.

The other advantage is that support for various technologies is integrated (especially in the upcoming 5.0). For example, you can call a web service from a midlet to access J2EE backend, the code is generated for you by a wizard. Or you can refactor business methods and the deployment descriptors are updated for you automatically.

Side note: I spoke recently with Martin Ryzl from Mobility and I was amazed by the posibility of consuming web services directly on the phone. Some phones already implement JSR 172 which defines how to call web services from mobile phones. Think about the possibilities...

Anyway, back to my main thought. To manifestate NetBeans' end2end application development support Brian prepared a demo script:


Anyone can use this script for presentation of NetBeans' end2end capabilities. I have one suggestion to Brian and others - guys, why not to create a flash demo out of this?

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Alexis MP Saturday, September 24, 2005
    Being a marketeer, I need to remind you of the new names: Java SE, Java EE, and Java ME. ;-)

    I really like the idea of the end-to-end demo though and it reminds me of the "wine demo" with Forte for Java 3 and Dreamweaver. Yes, I know, I sounds like a war veteran of something...

  • Roumen Saturday, September 24, 2005
    Well, I used "Java EE" in the text of presentation I'm preparing now and I got e-mail that I should not use Java EE, because it's not widely known yet! Can somebody up there please decide about the names for once and forever? Thank you.

    I ran recently into same troubles with JDK 1.5 vs JDK5. Changing names and versions seems to be a favourite hobby at Sun - yes, we did it with NetBeans, too. Sigh.
  • Lukas Monday, September 26, 2005
    Roumen, maybe you'll be interested in project consuming web services. I'd like to see how it works on a phone with jsr172 but I don't have any :(

    My post with the project using JSR172 for Mobility Pack - you'll have to have NetBeans installed
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