The Java™ EE 5 programming model simplifies the
process of creating Java applications.
In the Java EE 5 specifications, programming requirements
have been streamlined, and XML deployment descriptors are optional. Instead,
you can specify many details of assembly and deployment with Java annotations.
Java EE 5 will provide default values in many situations so explicitly specification
of these values are not required.
Code validation, content assistance, Quick Fixes, and refactoring simplify
working with your code. Code validators check your projects for errors. When
an error is found, you can double-click on it in the Problems view in the
product workbench to go to the error location. For some error types, you can
use a Quick Fix to correct the error automatically. For both Java source
and Java annotations,
you can rely on content assistance to simplify your programming task. When
you refactor source code, the tools automatically update the associated metadata.
For additional information on Java EE 5.0, see the official specification:
JSR 244: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) Specification