NetBeans 6.5 M1: GlassFish v3 + Rails
By arungupta on Jul 07, 2008
Let's get started!
- Download NetBeans
6.5 M1. Installation is pretty straight-forward and I
customized it with the following options:
After a simple installation process, check the "About" box as:
- GlassFish v3
plug-in and TP2
is baked into the main release and so it is pre-configured for you. No
need to install the additional
This blog walks you through creating a simple Rails app and shows the nice improvements along the way.
- Let's create a simple Rails app:
Notice, GlassFish v3 is chosen as the default Server.
- Specify the database connection as:
and click on "Finish". NetBeans is bundled with JRuby 1.1.2 and Rails 2.1.0.
- Start MySQL as "sudo mysqld_safe --user root".
- Running Rake commands from within is more natural now.
Right-click on the project and select "Run/Debug Rake Task ..."
The dialog shows all the Rails rake tasks available. Typing the Rake command prunes the list matching
the pattern and shows:
Type "db:create" and select "Run".
- Create a new Scaffold by right-clicking on "Project" and
selecting "Generate..." and entering the value as shown:
and clicking on "OK".
- Migrate the database by invoking Rake command as shown:
and selecting "Run".
- Right-select the project and select "Run" as shown:
The default App Server page at "http://localhost:8080" is shown. This will be updated to "http://localhost:8080/RailsApplication19" which is the default Rails page for the final release.
- After adding couple of entries the final output looks like:
Subsequent blog entries will highlight other aspects of NetBeans IDE 6.5 M1.
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