Second Positive Review of NetBeans in The Register
By chhandomay on Feb 14, 2008
Register has run the second
part of the two-part review of NetBeans,
and this one is very positive as well. Written by developer Pan
Pantziarka, this one focuses again on NetBeans
support for Ruby on
Rails and drills down deeper into this functionality. In his
introduction, he states that support for Ruby is one of the major
reasons why NetBeans is "getting its
He illustrates the aspects of NetBeans' Ruby support by walking readers through his experience building a sample link sharing application that he calls "Linkshare -- along the lines of Reddit." He uses MySQL as the backend database, so walks through the steps to connect to this through NetBeans. He then creates the NetBeans project and connects the project to the database, describing how Rails generates the necessary scripts. Later, he describes how easy it is to add features to the applications because of NetBeans, highlighting the NetBeans Generator in particular.
In the end, he characterizes how effortless it was to create this application using NetBeans "in just a few minutes." He then states, "It's why Ruby on Rails has made such a splash, and shows how well Ruby on Rails has been integrated into NetBeans."