One of the many interesting things we've been working on lately is the Developer Cloud
. There are two major components to it. One is the cloud infrastructure itself: Kenai
a much-more-than-a-forge collection of developer facilities that allows you to assemble project areas from a selection of services that range from several SCM systems, bug management systems, wikis and forums. There's a lot more stuff in the pipeline for Kenai, but it's pretty impressive already. The other major component is the tool support that is showing up in NetBeans 6.7
. The beta was just released. I've been running the "dailies" for quite a while now. It's real impressive: there's a lot more to NB 6.7 than the developer cloud, but the cloud support
is the standout feature. We're just beginning, but it's already transformed the way I work.
If you're one of those neolithic vi users, clinging to the banging-together of rocks: Stop! Go to NetBeans now!