Develop professional enterprise Java EE applications quickly and easily with NetBeans IDE using a book by Packt

This book shows you how to use NetBeans functionality to automate many of the tedious or repetitive tasks frequently encountered when developing enterprise Java applications, freeing up the developer to focus on the business logic specific parts of the application.

Java EE, the successor to J2EE, greatly simplifies the development of enterprise applications. The popular IDE, NetBeans, has several features that greatly simplify Java EE development, and this book shows you how to make use of these features to make your Java programming more efficient and productive than ever before.

With many features and great flexibility, the Java developer can become overwhelmed by the options available in NetBeans, This book helps you get control of the environment, and make it work for you so that you can concentrate on the important parts of your application.

This book takes you through the most important parts of Java EE programming and, with clear, careful instructions and screenshots, shows you how to use the features of NetBeans that will improve your development experience. This book will not only show you time-saving tricks, keyboard shortcuts and other productivity enhancements possible with NetBeans, it will take you through the major Java EE APIs and how to get them working in the NetBeans environment.

While focusing on NetBeans features, you will learn about developing applications using the servlet API and JSPs, including taking advantage of JSTL and developing custom JSP tags. Developing applications that take advantage of JavaServer Faces is also covered in detail, including how to generate standard JSF applications from an existing database schema. The book also covers how to easily develop elegant JSF applications by taking advantage of the NetBeans Visual Web designer.

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 Java EE is not assumed.

You can read more about the book here

Learn Java Easily With an IDE

An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is used in software industry in order to help programmers to reduce the time it takes to write code. There are many Java IDE’s available that are used professionally and is a great tool for Java programmers. But IDE’s are not there to help only professionals. You can decrease the time it takes to learn Java by using an IDE while you’re learning the Java programming language. Read on to see how using an IDE can help you to succeed in learning Java!

1. IDE’s help to organize your Java code. IDE’s can highlight your code in different colors, so you can tell what parts of the code are keywords and which are not. It’s easier to learn Java when your variables, methods, and keywords are different colors from the rest of the code. Another cool feature of IDE’s is that they will automatically add the closing brackets to your loops, methods, and classes. Finding bracket problems is not required to learn Java, so why meddle with such a task when your IDE can take care of that for you?

2. IDE’s greatly improve your coding time. Spend more time learning Java by spending less time typing in trivial Java code. Practicing your coding skills is important, but there’s no point sitting in front of the screen trying to remember the names of methods and specific code. Most IDE’s can automatically complete specific parts of your Java code for you, and you will get a list of possible methods you can call from the Java objects you create. This is far better than having to remember trivial methods that are a part of Java.

3. IDE’s help you to find errors. Why waste precious time finding very trivial errors in your Java code? Most IDE’s now will help you to find these errors by finding the problems as you type. That’s right! You no longer have to compile your code before finding out that you’ve made some mistakes. Because the IDE checks for errors in real-time, you will know immediately when you have made a mistake because the line you are working on will mark itself as an error. Your IDE may even be able to correct whatever errors you’ve made, depending on how severe is the error.

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