A web service is an application that exists in a distributed environment, such as the Internet and intranet. Each web service is made available as reusable functionality through web standards such as SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI registries. This functionality can be used directly from a client application, merged with other services and information, mediated, or converted for presentation.
To migrate from Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 to NetBeans 6.0:
The NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.0 provides the same UML Modeling, Developer Collaboration, Profiler, and Portlet Builder features that were offered in the Sun Java Studio Enterprise Integrated Development Environment 8.1. There are a few steps that will guide you through the steps to configure your Beans IDE 6.0 environment so that you can import your existing Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 projects into these Beans.
Bean 6.0 improves the productivity of your developers with a smarter, faster editor and the integration of all NetBeans developer tools into one integrated development environment. Some well-known features of Java Studio Enterprise IDE 8.1 have been updated, such as Java SE and EE programming, profiling, portlet building, UML support, and developer collaboration. The following new features are also included in Java Studio Enterprise 8.1:
Ruby, JRuby, and Ruby on Rails support
Visual Web development with the Visual Web Pack’s critically acclaimed Swing GUI Builder
Java Mobility (Java ME) support via the Mobility Pack
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) support via the Enterprise Pack
C or C++ development via the C/C++ package
The Generic Language Framework
This IDE 6.0 provides developers with all the tools they need to create professional cross-platform desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications.
A second pair of eyes can help find a problem in your code
Using Sun Developer Services is like hiring a team of senior software engineers who can juggle a variety of tasks.
Getting help programming how-tos is best. coding practises and sanity checks
Prove your worth with Sun certifications—credentials recognised around the world
It’s good to make sure you’re on the right track early.