Petr Pisl of Sun has just released a first-look Seam Gen plugin for NetBeans. It allows you to generate complete Seam CRUD applications in NetBeans much the same way Red Hat Developer Studio allows you to do in Eclipse. I am extremely excited. So, here is a mini tutorial with some screen shots (taken from a Vista box — NetBeans look pretty good on Windows Vista).
1. Download and install the Seam module in NetBeans 5.5.1. We recommend you to install the Facelets support modules as well. Use “Tools -> Update Center -> Install Manually” to install those nbm files.2. Install JBoss AS 4.0.5 with EJB3 support and set up a database with some existing data. Register the JBoss server and database connection in NetBeans. This is standard NetBeans stuff. If you are not familiar with that, read the Notes at the end of this post. You should see something like this in the Runtimes window after you are done. read full article