News Tip: NetBeans 4.1 Early Access Release Now Available

The NetBeans open source project is proud to announce the early access release of the NetBeans IDE 4.1 as the project delivers significant new development capabilities for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 (J2EE) including Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) components and Web Services.

For downloads of this release go to:

For the quick start guide, see:

This early access release has over 15 new modules for developing J2EE 1.4 applications and is built on the novel and breakthrough NetBeans 4.0 technology. Users can develop programs for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), and now J2EE EJBs and Web Services. Using the free SunTM Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 beta as the deployment runtime and with NetBeans guiding the developer and automatically building the underlying J2EE infrastructure, learning about and developing J2EE 1.4 applications has never been easier. To further assist the developer, there are numerous samples of J2EE applications easily accessible from within the IDE, as well contributions from the J2EE Java BluePrints catalog.

With a pure Java technology integrated development environment and cross platform availability for Windows, Linux and the Solaris Operating System, this is the best time to get a look at the future.

The next early access release is planned for January 2005.

You can find more information on the key upcoming features by visiting the NetBeans 4.1 Early Access announcement or stop by the NetBeans 4.1 release information page.

Additional information can also be found at, the home page for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Support modules in NetBeans IDE.


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