6.1 Beta -- JJ Blogger, 3/19
Josh Juneau reviews NetBeans 6.1, having recently downloaded it on his
Mac. He finds the following to be nice: "No need to manually set up
libraries or import projects, ALL of my settings from 6.0.1 have been
been greatly reduced." He does call attention to finding one negative
point so far and that being that facelets support is completely gone
from what he can tell with this release.
, Cadred.NET -- 3/19
Microsoft developer Michael Cook states that he is "new to the Java
scene," so he recently evaluated NetBeans, Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA to
determine which IDE to use. He states that he is leaning towards
NetBeans because of the better out-of-the-box experience, it is more
Visual Studio-like and it has visual designer tools for JSF. He
further states that the barrier to entry for Eclipse is very high
because of the need to install so many plugins.
libraries finally made it to NetBeans
-- Big Al's Blog, 3/19
NetBeans developer Allan Christensen shares with his readers his first
impressions after installing NetBeans 6.1 beta. He notes that the
first thing that caught his attention is the shared library
functionality. He discusses what he needed to do previously as a
workaround to do what the feature now provides, then walks through how
the use the new functionality.
6.1 and Why I'm a Banana
-- NetBeans for the Coffee
NetBeans developer Paul Clevett comments on NetBeans 6.1 and details
his efforts to move 6.0.1 project to the new version. He
describes some problems he had seen in his application, but mentions
how a post from Roman Strobl helped him work through the problem.
He notes how excited he is to use 6.1 and also how he has noticed a big
on NetBeans v6.1
-- Mike Slinn's Blog, 3/18
Developer Mike Slinn expresses his excitement over the full support for
Scala in NetBeans 6.1. He points his readers to where the plugin
can be downloaded and notes that while it is "unfinished," he looks
forward to using it. He also offers the opinion that someone
should add support for the Lift framework to give Ruby and Rails and
Groovy "a run for their money."
-- Javablog, 3/18
Sam calls his recent switch to NetBeans 6.0 from Eclipse a "very nice
experience," noting that "profiling is completely integrated (on all
platforms), J2ME and webapp support is awesome and NetBeans uses ant
for building projects... so we got a headless builder for free."
Netbeans - 6.1
-- Citizen Kane Blog, 3/17
Kane writes about the impressive speed of the NetBeans 6.1 beta, and
mentions, "NetBeans is one step closer to becoming the ultimate IDE for
me." In his experience, the speed boost was even higher than the "up to
40% faster startup" boasted by NetBeans. He also notes improved
new hints for Ruby and Rails.
Beta, once again?
-- Digital:Meditation, 3/17
Kawazu reviews the NetBeans 6.1 beta, noting that 6.1 is "definitely
worth dealing with, as quite a lot of work obviously has been put into
what's likely to be 6.1 rather soon." He predicts Issue 44035 is likely
to be fixed, making it easier to share NetBeans projects around. He
also applauds the return of Support for Java Bean Patterns in the IDE,
and "massive improvements" in the tooling for working with the Spring
IDE: NetBeans vs. Aptana RadRails, Take 2
-- The reality of my
fantasy life, 3/12
Rails developer Arron Washington decides to compare Aptana RadRails
1.0, based upon its recent release, to NetBeans 6.0. He states
that he had switched to NetBeans after Aptana "went closed source" but
decided to give it another look. He feels that RadRails "is OK"
but "needs more polish." He then states that he has gotten so
comfortable to NetBeans that it would hard to get him to switch back.
Spring Framework Support in NetBeans 6.1
Developer Ramon Ramos highlights support for the Spring Framework as a
noteworthy enhancement to NetBeans 6.1. He states that the
significance of this is that it makes it easier to work with XML
configuration files. He then shows screen shots to illustrate the