Forte, is a 100% pure Java IDE. It is provided for free by Sun. Forte for Java software is a unique, full-featured, and extensible integrated development environment (IDE) for developing client-side and server-side Java applications.
Forte comes in three forms. The Community Editionclosely parallels the NetBeans Tools Platform, and is intended for the broadest audience: developers learning about programming, object-oriented programming, or Java technology; and individual developers who are creating applets, applications, or JavaBeans. This edition is most suitable for the development of client-side Java applications.
The Internet Edition builds upon the Community Edition by including plug-in modules for creating JSP and servlets, as well as for integrating with databases using JDBC or Transparent Persistence technology. This edition enables you to develop server-side Java applications for dynamic content.
The Enterprise Edition The Enterprise Edition will build upon the Internet Edition by adding modules to support EJBs and other features of the J2EE. Forte for Java, release 3.0 software will comprise all three editions: Forte for Java, Community Edition; Forte for Java, Internet Edition; and Forte for Java, Enterprise Edition. In the future, other editions may be introduced.
The descriptions of the different editions was taken from the FORTE website.