Among the cool new features in this beta:
- Increasing developer productivity: Achieve greater individual and team productivity with increased support for iterative development for JEE5 applications that takes advantage of the annotation based programming model, with enhanced support for creation, validation, refactoring, and deletion of artifacts.
- Enterprise Information System (EIS) Adapters: Tooling for JD Edwards, Oracle, SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft to improve the developer productivity with these enterprise systems. The Discovery Wizard will support generic, EMD and J2C, including supporting the new metadata import/export framework. The adapters will also have enterprise metadata discovery componentized for consumption by a rich client.
- Delivering New & Emerging Programming models & Applications: Enhanced capabilities to deliver modern applications in emerging programming models using tools that help create EJB 3.0, JPA, Web Services with JAX-WS 2.0/JAX-B 2.0 and reliable secure profile applications. Additional support for the new JSF 1.2, JSP 2.1 and Servlet 2.5 standards is provided.
- Latest Standards support: Includes latest standards, such as JEE5, RSP 1.0, WS-Policy Assertions for Web Services, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing, MTOM, SOAP 1.2, WS-Secure Conversation and SIP (JSR 289).