Java EE 6, the latest version of the Java EE specification, adds several new features
to simplify enterprise application development. New versions of existing Java EE
APIs have been included in this latest version of Java EE. JSF 2.0 greatly simplifies
web application development. JPA 2.0 features a new criteria API and several other
enhancements. EJB session beans have been enhanced to support asynchronous
method calls as well as a few other enhancements. Servlet 3.0 adds several new
features such as additional method calls and making the web.xml deployment
descriptor optional. Additionally, few new APIs have been added to Java EE,
including JAX-RS, which simplifies RESTful web service development, and CDI,
which helps integrate the different layers in a typical enterprise application.
NetBeans has been updated to support all features of Java EE 6, making development
of Java EE 6 compliant application even quicker and simpler. This book will guide
you through all the NetBeans features that make development of enterprise Java EE
6 applications a breeze.
The book is a practical guide explaining the various features of the NetBeans IDE related to enterprise application development. The book is aimed at Java developers who wish to develop Java EE applications while taking advantage of NetBeans functionality to automate repetitive tasks and to ease their software development efforts. Familiarity with NetBeans or Java EE is not assumed.