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This week, we're delighted to have David Heffelfinger helping to answer questions about the new software Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6.

The promotion starts Tuesday, November 4th 2008 and will end on Friday, November 7th 2008.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy provided by the publisher, Packt Publishing.

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sardar singh
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Congratulations for your book David.

I am developer who is married to Eclipse IDE. Is it more productive to switch to NetBeans6? If so, which are the top three reasons for it?

Thanks


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Originally posted by sardar singh:
Congratulations for your book David.

I am developer who is married to Eclipse IDE.

Thanks


Congratulation for you marriage.But I thought Eclipse is my wife.

best regards,
omi


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I have been using nb for 2 years now and it helps alot
but when using attached application servers (like GlassFish) , the application react in a strange way , like throwing exceptions and internal server errors which maybe solved by only restarting the server , Do you think that is stable for business applications and even small ones??
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Welcome to the Ranch David!

Eager to read your posts comparing Netbeans to other IDEs.

I'm also an Eclipse user by the way, but I'm not married to Eclipse just yet!



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Do you think that is stable for business applications and even small ones


what has IDE to do with production environment ?


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Welcome David Heffelfinger for the JavaRanch Book Promo section.

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Originally posted by walaa.saad:
but when using attached application servers (like GlassFish) , the application react in a strange way , like throwing exceptions and internal server errors which maybe solved by only restarting the server , Do you think that is stable for business applications and even small ones??


Of course it should be. You just check out the version type you had downloaded.
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Originally posted by Praful Thakare:


what has IDE to do with production environment ?


To be frank and strict, it should NOT be. But at time people do think that the IDE and the environment are tightly coupled
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Originally posted by omi sharma:


Congratulation for you marriage.But I thought Eclipse is my wife.

best regards,
omi


So eclipse should be a $%&?* as even I use it.


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Hi David ...
I have been using NetBeans but never referred any book for it tell me more about book contents so I can go for it....
Thanks in advance...
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Hello everyone, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm thrilled to be here this week.

I'll be happy to answer all your questions about the book.

David


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Originally posted by sardar singh:
Congratulations for your book David.

I am developer who is married to Eclipse IDE. Is it more productive to switch to NetBeans6? If so, which are the top three reasons for it?

Thanks


Sardar,

Eclipse is certainly a good IDE, but I believe NetBeans is better.

For example, for Java EE 5, NetBeans has a very nice Visual Web JSF editor that allows us to graphically build JSF applications by dragging and dropping components from a palette into a page. The resulting pages are aesthetically pleasing, allowing us that are not CSS and HTML experts to develop professional looking web applications.

Additionally, NetBeans can generate JPA (Java Persistence API, the standard Object-Relational-Mapping API for Java EE 5) from existing database schemas with the click of a mouse.

On top of that, NetBeans can generate JSF CRUD applications from existing JPA entities.

Combining the above two features allows us to generate complete CRUD applications from an existing database schema.

There is more, but you asked for three, I think the above three are enough to make the switch to NetBeans. I would also like to mention that NetBeans comes with Eclipse keyboard shortcuts to make the transition from Eclipse easier.

David
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Originally posted by walaa.saad:
I have been using nb for 2 years now and it helps alot
but when using attached application servers (like GlassFish) , the application react in a strange way , like throwing exceptions and internal server errors which maybe solved by only restarting the server , Do you think that is stable for business applications and even small ones??


Walaa,

I haven't personally experienced the issues you are describing. I use the NetBeans GlassFish combo both for personal projects and for my work, and I have found the combination to be very good.

NetBeans can integrate with several popular application servers, but when using GlassFish, the integration is even tighter, allowing us to create app server resources such as JDBC connection pools, data sources, JMS queues and topics, so on and so forth straight from NetBeans.

David
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Originally posted by Saurabh Gangarde:
Hi David ...
I have been using NetBeans but never referred any book for it tell me more about book contents so I can go for it....
Thanks in advance...


Sure thing, the table of contents should give you an idea of what the book covers:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with NetBeans
Chapter 2: Developing Web Applications with Servlets and JSPs
Chapter 3: Enhancing JSP Functionality with JSTL and Custom Tags
Chapter 4: Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces
Chapter 5: Interacting with Databases through the Java Persistence API
Chapter 6: Visual Web JSF Development
Chapter 7: Implementing the Business Tier with Session Beans
Chapter 8: Messaging with JMS and Message Driven Beans
Chapter 9: Web Services
Chapter 10: Putting it all Together
Appendix A: Debugging Enterprise Applications with the NetBeans Debugger
Appendix B: Identifying Performance Issues with NetBeans Profiler

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For example, for Java EE 5, NetBeans has a very nice Visual Web JSF editor that allows us to graphically build JSF applications by dragging and dropping components from a palette into a page. The resulting pages are aesthetically pleasing, allowing us that are not CSS and HTML experts to develop professional looking web applications.



I am not a major fan of dragging and dropping. If I use JSF properly by building the right commponents, I can put together my pages just as quick and my code will be cleaner as well. May be I need to take another look. May be I am more devoted to my wife eclipse
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I think it would if all of you would mention eclipse and netbeans are our wives
 
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