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mitch tzonev
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
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Hey Guys,
What's the best IDE for developing EJBs?
Thanks
Mitch
Soumitra Ghosh
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Joined: Mar 10, 2000
Posts: 8
I don't think there's a definite answer to that.Go to the specific product site & check out what the IDE has to offer.
I like Visual Age for Java but I haven't worked enough in other IDE's to comment about them.
George Brown
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Joined: Sep 26, 2000
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I think that question depends on how you will be running your EJBs. To cite two popular IDEs, Visual Age for Java will integrate best with WebSphere (naturally, IBM and IBM) and WebGain Visual Cafe will integrate best with WebLogic products (WebGain and BEA are technology partners). So if you know where your EJBs will be running, you may have a stronger case for which of the IDEs would be best for you.
If you don't care about the IDE integrating with the EJB server, any of them would likely do the job.
Adrian Yan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
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In my opinion, VisualAge is definitely the way to go.
George Brown
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I use Visual Age and WebLogic at the moment, but although the IDE is great, it doesn't interface well with the EJB server. Don't discount IDE packages like WebGain Studio (Visual Cafe being the revamped IDE) as they do have some great features such as integration with DreamWeaver and StructureBuilder (you can directly integrate your UML with your Java). The integration between the WebGain Cafe and the WebLogic server is pretty slick too.
Paul Wetzel
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Joined: Nov 02, 1999
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What benefits are gained by having the IDE and the server running the EJB integrated?
George Brown
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I think the main ones are that you can test from within the IDE and you can let the IDE auto-generate all the xml, much of the enterprise bean-related java files and all the class files. It just makes the process a load easier.
Of course, if you love to type then you'll want to do it all yourself...
Rahul Agarwal
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Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 52
my vote goes to Visual Age for java
Doug Melzer
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Joined: Mar 23, 2000
Posts: 51
Visual Age for Java
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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If you are using WebSphere Server then i think VAJ 3.5 has test Envn for testing and also VAJ integrates well with Websphere Studio.
Noel Holshouser
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Joined: Jan 26, 2000
Posts: 4
Originally posted by mitch tzonev:
Hey Guys,
What's the best IDE for developing EJBs?
Thanks
Mitch

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