I crossed today a blog entry which says that NetBeans does not have any Oracle-specific support. I wanted to let the author of this blog entry know that it is not true, but unfortunately his blog comments are not working. Anyway it might be also useful for other people to know - there is an OC4J plug-in for NetBeans. So you can deploy Java EE applications easily to Oracle AS, start/stop the server, etc. from the Runtime tab.