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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Chapter 2. Tools for Getting Started

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A wide variety of tools from leading software companies such as IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Oracle, and Borland exist for the JavaBeans developer. These tools range from the freely downloadable Java2 SDK to high-end application servers from companies such as BEA, Novera, and IBM. In this chapter, we'll focus on a more general set of tools that will be of use to all JavaBeans developers—from the beginner all the way to the advanced programmer. The key thing to remember is that with the portability and standardization of Java, you are not locking yourself into a vendor's toolset ...

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