The Java EE 6 Tutorial

NetBeans IDE

The NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE) is a free, open-source IDE for developing Java applications, including enterprise applications. NetBeans IDE supports the Java EE platform. You can build, package, deploy, and run the tutorial examples from within NetBeans IDE.

To run the tutorial examples, you need the latest version of NetBeans IDE. You can download NetBeans IDE from

ProcedureTo Install NetBeans IDE without GlassFish Server

When you install NetBeans IDE, do not install the version of GlassFish Server that comes with NetBeans IDE. To skip the installation of GlassFish Server, follow these steps.

  1. Click Customize on the first page of the NetBeans IDE Installer wizard.

  2. In the Customize Installation dialog, deselect the check box for GlassFish Server and click OK.

  3. Continue with the installation of NetBeans IDE.

ProcedureTo Add GlassFish Server as a Server in NetBeans IDE

To run the tutorial examples in NetBeans IDE, you must add your GlassFish Server as a server in NetBeans IDE. Follow these instructions to add the GlassFish Server to NetBeans IDE.

  1. Select Tools -> Servers to open the Servers dialog.

  2. Click Add Server.

  3. Under Choose Server, select GlassFish v3 and click Next.

  4. Under Server Location, browse the location of your GlassFish Server installation and click Next.

  5. Under Domain Location, select Register Local Domain.

  6. Click Finish.