On Tuesday, Sun Microsystems divulged more information about
NetBeans 4.0, an integrated development environment (IDE) that offers the capacity to develop full Java 2 applications, including Web services and Enterprise JavaBeans support, and features a new Java technology performance profiler as well as refactoring capabilities based on Dr. James Gosling’s Jackpot project. Gosling, Sun’s Tools CTO, covered the new release during a keynote he delivered for NetBeans Software Day, a NetBeans developers gathering held during Sun’s JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. NetBeans 4.0 will be available at the end of July, but Sun has not provided pricing nor system requirements yet. However, Sun does have development builds of the open-source software ready for download from its Web site.