This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
Genuitec, LLC, today announced the immediate availability of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 5.5. This feature-packed release showcases simplified enterprise and Ajax development in addition to providing support for many of the enhancements of Java EE 5. Please be sure to review the New & Noteworthy and release notes documentation prior to installing.
"The support for Java EE 5 (specifically EJB 3, standardized and open Java persistence and enhanced JSF capabilities) solves critical usability concerns our customers have voiced," said Wayne Parrott, Vice President of Product Development for Genuitec. "With new wizards, validation and code-assist features, users will quickly see the productivity increase these new features provide."
In addition, the 5.5 release will include continued support for the popular MyEclipse SNAPs (Simple Non-integrated APplications), which allow for workspace-free file manipulation. Continuing to bridge gaps between disparate IDEs, "Use-Anywhere" connectors are provided so users of NetBeans, IntelliJ IDEA and Visual Studio platforms can utilize MyEclipse SNAPs (including a Visual Web Designer/HTML Editor [now supporting .php and .asp files], XML Editor, Database tools, smart Text Editing tools and Java Image Editor [with screen capture ability]) directly within their own environments. The SNAPs are free as part of the MyEclipse distribution, but are currently only available for the Windows platform.
The following is a sampling of the new/updated features in MyEclipse 5.5:
Microsoft Vista support
Eclipse 3.2.2 compatible
Upgraded MyEclipse-WebTools, an enhanced and professionally supported version of Eclipse WTP 1.5.3 with many MyEclipse improvements and bug fixes
SNAPs Non-Eclipse Integration and Improvements
Java EE 5 Projects
Create Java EE 5 Web, EJB and Enterprise (EAR) projects with integrated library support
EJB Projects include integrated JPA and DB Explorer support
EJB3 - Enterprise Java Beans
Create Stateless, Stateful, Entity and Message enterprise beans
Wizards for creating all
Code-assist and validation of Java annotations
Reverse-engineer Entity and Stateless session bean facades from MyEclipse Database Explorer