NetBeans IDE 4.1

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NetBeans IDE 4.1 introduces support for development of applications on the J2EE 1.4 Platform and their deployment to the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Platform Edition.


  • Easily browse and navigate around your classes using the new Navigator component.
  • Browse and configure project classpath using the Libraries node in the Projects View.
  • Use automatically generated Debug and Compile Single File actions for projects with existing build scripts.
  • Import projects with multiple source roots as standard projects.
  • Create a J2EE application, automatically add EJB modules and Web modules, and deploy the application.
  • Create an EJB module and deploy it as a stand-alone module or packaged in a J2EE application.
  • Create Session Beans, Entity Beans and Message-Driven Beans.
  • Create Entity Beans using an existing database schema.
  • Create a Web module, generate calls to EJBs, and deploy the Web module either as a stand-alone Web application or packaged in a J2EE application.
  • Create, register, and test Web services.
  • Try out the sample applications to learn and understand the J2EE technology.
  • Import your existing J2EE projects.
  • Validate your applications using the J2EE Verifier.
  • Visually configure your EJBs, Web Services and Web Components.
  • Add multiple source folders to EJB module or Web module, create Unit tests as a part of the project.
  • Visually lay out your MIDlet's workflow, and design and code the GUI using drag and drop elements (available in NetBeans Mobility Pack).
  • End-to-end support for enterprise applications. Wizard support for creating J2ME-J2EE applications. Enables you to quickly create J2ME client/server applications (available in NetBeans Mobility Pack).

Guides to Developing J2EE Applications in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans IDE 4.1 Quick Start Guides: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Import Guides: Full list of NetBeans 4.1 Documentation

NetBeans 4.1 Release Schedule

  • October 22, 2004: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Early Access 1 Release
  • January 2005: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Early Access 2 Release
  • February 2005: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Beta Release
  • April 2005: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Release Candidates 1 and 2
  • May 2005: NetBeans IDE 4.1 Final Release
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