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Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6 by David Heffelfinger

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with NetBeans

In this chapter, we will cover how to get started with NetBeans, topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Introduction

  • Downloading NetBeans

  • Installing NetBeans

  • Starting NetBeans for the first time

  • Configuring NetBeans for Java EE development

  • Deploying our first application

  • NetBeans tips for effective development

Introduction

NetBeans is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and platform. Although initially the NetBeans IDE could only be used to develop Java applications, as of version 6 NetBeans supports several programming languages, either by built-in support or by installing additional plugins. Programming languages natively supported by NetBeans include Java, C, C++, Ruby, PHP, and Groovy. Developers can ...

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