The Eclipse WTP 1.5 project does not yet provide support for Java EE 5 development. SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio implemented a set of plugins on top of the J2EE perspective enabling Java EE 5 design time support. This effort resulted in custom project types, wizards, and utilities that increase developer's productivity and promote best practices related to Java EE 5. Moreover, a model capable of interpreting meta-information from annotations and deployment descriptors was provided as well.
This presentation will show you how to develop Java EE 5 applications with WTP 1.5 and how to deploy, run and debug it on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server. The latter is the first certified Java EE 5 server delivered by an independent software vendor. Both the NetWeaver Developer Studio and the NetWeaver Application Server are available for download on sdn.sap.com. However, during the short talk at EclipseCon 2007 new features, that are currently undergoing review from the WTP project members, will be presented as well.
Kaloyan Raev is a software engineer at SAP. He works in the SAP NetWeaver Platform department. After several years working on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server, he now takes new challenges in synchronizing the Java EE toolset development of the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with the Eclipse WTP project.