It's really a good and special thing that the big David is coming to enlighten us. But my question is just simple. Hope GlassFish won't replace NetBeans Visual Web Pack and NetBeans IDE. The reason why I ask this question is that, there are now a lot of tools to be used now to the extent that we don't even know which is who. Hence in order not to get confused, I want an explanation.
Rest assured, GlassFish will never replace the NetBeans Visual Web Pack, as they are two very different things.
GlassFish is a Java EE 5 application server. It is similar to JBoss, Weblogic, Geronimo, etc.
The NetBeans visual web pack is a feature of the NetBeans IDE that allows graphical development if JSF applications. Applications developed with the NetBeans Visual Web Pack can be deployed to GlassFish and other Java EE 5 (or J2EE 1.4) compliant application servers.
Author, <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/java-ee5-development-with-netbeans-6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6</a>