I am using the Eclipse IDE with the Lomboz plugin. It actually makes deploying pretty easy. There does however seem to be a problem with adding EJBs to a container and also generating EJBs. This may just be a problem with my configuration. I would be interested to know if you have the same problem. Lomboz is one of the more frequently downloaded plugins for Eclipse. I like Eclipse because it is in many ways similar to Websphere Application Developer.