NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Early Access

The NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Early Access introduces UML modeling, XML tools, and Web services orchestration to the NetBeans community. It is available as an integrated bundle along with the NetBeans IDE 5.5 Beta. This collection of tools and runtimes enable you to develop applications and Web services based on the latest release of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5).

What's Cool in this Preview?

  • It offers the latest set of time-saving features for enterprise architects and programmers and a sneak peek at Sun's roadmap for tools.
  • It offers UML modeling to the NetBeans community.
  • It is an all-in-one pack: a consolidated and integrated bundle of all tools and runtimes in a single install.
  • It is the forerunner of the next release of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise IDE, which recently won "Best SOA IDE" in SYS-CON Media's Readers' Choice Awards.


Feature Highlights

SOA visual design tools for architects and programmers
  • XML Schema Tools - Visualize and edit XML Schema, visualize the relationships between Schema elements, use Schema creation wizards.
  • Web Services Orchestration - Author, build, deploy, and test BPEL processes. Includes a full two-way editor; BPEL runtime engine integrated with Sun Java System Application Server 9; creation of loosely coupled, service-based composite applications for SOA; full two-way round-trip designer; full process debugging integrated into NetBeans debugger. Watch the video introducing the Orchestration Designer.
UML Modeling, which includes
  • Full two-way, round-trip engineering
  • Markerless code
  • Code generation
  • Requirements gathering
  • Design patterns
Java EE 5 SDK Preview
  • Leverages annotations to ease development with EJB 3.0 technology.
  • Provides enhanced deployment descriptors.
  • Provides new tags for container-managed persistence (CMP).
  • Leverages Web services metadata as an easy-to-use syntax for Web services in Java EE container.


Documentation is provided for the NetBeans Enterprise Pack (including the NetBeans IDE) in the form of web-based guides and the IDE's help system. You can use the following documents to get started:

More Information

More information about NetBeans IDE 5.5 Preview.

For more information about Sun Java Studio Enterprise, visit

Additional useful information can also be found in the Sun Java Studio Enterprise Discussion Forum

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