What?! I have to welcome someone without expectation of gain?!
Just kidding! I'm new to JavaRanch, but it's great that it is bringing authors to the forum and encouraging discussion. I've only had a brief introduction to Java EE, so probably won't be asking many questions, but I appreciate Mr. Heffelfinger's participation. Welcome!
Greetings David ! It's always a pleasure to be able to exchange messages with someone who has edited a book on Java technology, especially because I believe it's the best opportunity to learn from another completely different perspective. -That of a Master.
David, I've worked with many IDEs in the past, and the one that I personally prefer is NETBEANS, version 6 of this IDE comes with Glassfish integrated. I don't know If there are any other IDEs that come with GlassFish Integrated, and my question is... Do you think there's an advantage when using the Latest version of NetBeans over another IDE to develop web applications that use the Glassfish server?
Because it's kinda clear that Netbeans is helping promote Glassfish heavily. Am I correct when assuming that the NetBeans engineers have somehow optimized GlassFish for NetBeans [or viceversa]?
I'd certainly appreciate to know what's your opinion on this matter because the government Entity I work for, is planning to upgrade its Server Technology to Glassfish, and as far as I know that contemplates using the IDE that is better suit for Glassfish too.
Thank you David! I hope I win the copy of your book. I'd delighted to read it. Sincerely, Jose
GlassFish doesn't really tie you to a particular IDE. Although it is true that NetBeans comes with GlassFish integration out of the box, GlassFish plugins exist for all major (Eclipse, Intellij Idea, NetBeans) Java IDEs.
NetBeans is an excellent IDE, I've been using the release candidate of version 6.0 myself, and it is certainly an great choice for developing Java EE applications to be deployed in GlassFish, but it is not the only choice, developers can use whatever IDE they feel comfortable with.
I myself am a recent NetBeans convert, I had been using Eclipse for four years before I made the recent switch. The examples in the book were written using Eclipse, and I certainly had no difficulty integrating Eclipse and GlassFish.
Joined: May 28, 2007
Thank you Mr. Heffelfinger. I'll keep that in mind. Even though I am partial for NetBeans.
Good Luck, Sincerely,
Joined: Jul 08, 2004
Originally posted by Jose Campana: Thank you Mr. Heffelfinger. I'll keep that in mind. Even though I am partial for NetBeans.
Good Luck, Sincerely,
Nothing wrong with that. I really like NetBeans myself. The nice thing about it is that if some other developers on your team prefer other tools they are free to use them.