NetBeans announces integrated EJB, CORBA and XML support in Java 2
Technology Development Suite.
Partners with leading EJB vendor, Gemstone.
Prague, Czech Republic, June 3, 1999 - NetBeans announced a roadmap
for the next generation of its cross-platform Java(tm)technology
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). Written in the Java
language, NetBeans Developer Enterprise 3.0 is one of the first tools
to merge the power of a cross-platform development environment with
enterprise middleware based on Enterprise Java Beans(tm) (EJBs),
CORBA, Remote Method Invocation (RMI) and XML standards. The IDEs'
modular, open architecture gives developers and partners the power to
extend their development environment with plug-in modules from
NetBeans as well as a wide variety of third parties. A Beta version
of Developer 3.0 is available from www.netbeans.com
"With the Developer 3.0 suite, NetBeans is putting the power in the
hands of the Java technology developer by not only providing support
for the latest Java technology like EJB and Java 2," said Roman
Stanek, CEO and Founder of NetBeans. "We also give them the freedom
to build their own IDE by selecting the modules they need,
customizing the entire interface, or developing their own extensions
through our Open APIs. No other development environment offers this
"This product keeps getting better and better each time I get a new
release," said Chris Parkerson, Engineer at Object Design. "NetBeans
has pushed Java in ways a lot of my co-workers thought could not be
NetBeans Developer will be available in three editions and will run
on any Java 2 enabled platform--including Solaris, Windows, and
Linux. The entry level Developer 3.0 is designed for visual
development and editing of client-side applications and will be
available in July. The Pro version powers developers' creation of
database and servlet applications as well as including modules
supporting Extensible Markup Language (XML) and JavaDoc generation.
Integrated support of EJB, CORBA, and RMI can be found in the
Enterprise Edition. Both Enterprise and Pro will be available in
August of 1999.
By integrating EJB, CORBA, RMI and XML standards into a single Java
environment, NetBeans provides the features and flexibility to create
distributed applications. NetBeans Enterprise includes wizards to
quickly create entity and session beans and uses the underlying
object technology to automatically maintain the complex dependencies
across interfaces. Using XML, a developer can create deployment
descriptors for specific deployment configurations and then with one
click, deploy the EJB to most leading application servers like
"GemStone is pleased to partner with NetBeans. The integration
between NetBeans and GemStone/J 3.0 gives developers a clean
development flow from IDE to EJB server. This solution removes the
need for developers to build the EJB infrastructure themselves,"
according to Phillip Bride, director of marketing at GemStone
Systems, Inc. "Developers can take advantage of the wizards and tools
within NetBeans to build entity and session beans for their
application and deploy seamlessly into GemStone/J."
CORBA support is a natural extension to NetBeans architecture.
Developers can set their ORB in the Explorer, create multi-tier CORBA
applications, then compile and debug the application remotely.
NetBeans Enterprise supports the market leading Java ORBs such as
IONA OrbixWeb, Inprise Visibroker, Distributed Objects Group JavaORB,
and Object Oriented Concepts ORBacus as well as JacORB popular in the
NetBeans Enterprise reduces the complexity involved in debugging a
distributed Java application based on either EJB or CORBA. NetBeans'
multi-threaded, multi-session debugger will allow developers to
visually debug remote objects by stepping into any method of an
object running on a server.
NetBeans greatly reduces the time and complexity involved in building
a robust Java database solution. With full Java Database Connectivity
(JDBC) API support, Java developers can visually build front-ends in
AWT or Swing and connect them via an EJB to any JDBC compliant
database. Or they can use HTML and Java Server Pages (JSP) if that
fits their needs. The Database Explorer allows quick viewing of
databases and creation of tables and indexes. NetBeans Enterprise
will be integrated with a Cloudscape pure Java database.
The Java 2 platform has brought forth a number of advancements that
NetBeans has leveraged to bring developers a higher performing
development environment. Running directly on top of HotSpot, NetBeans
performance rivals that of a native application. Also, with Java 2
developers can use all the new features of this latest JDK such as
the Swing component framework, collections, security, and beans
"The development of our system has accelerated since we started using
NetBeans," said Jorgen Petterson, Project Manager at Saab AB. We have
found it to be a mature and stable tool with a rich set of
functionality -- and it runs on Unix and Windows. Further, the
support organization of the NetBeans company has proven to be
"NetBeans allows Java technology developers to be more productive by
offering them a comprehensive development tool that runs on virtually
any platform," said Brian Gentile, vice president of developer
relations at Sun Microsystems' Java Software. "We are pleased to
support the announcement of their new enterprise development tool."
About NetBeans, Inc.
NetBeans, Inc. is an emerging growth company based in Prague, Czech
Republic that has quickly risen to the forefront of Java technology
development. The company is shaping the future of Java applications
by taking a completely innovative approach to Java technology.
NetBeans was founded in July 1997, and is a privately held company
whose investors include Esther Dyson, CEO of EDventure Holdings (see
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