Another scripting language supported by NetBeans

 It has been a couple of years since NetBeans has been focusing on supporting scripting languages. The 6.5 release continues to deliver on this trend. The PHP IDE that was launched earlier this year (at JavaOne) has now been formalized and new support for Python has also been added. Scripting languages are very popular and well suited for web application development. In many cases developers use scripting on the client side and Java on the server side. PHP is practically the lingua franca of the presentation layer for MySQL. There is a lot of content out there that helps developer write database driven web applications using PHP & JavaScript. NetBeans does a superb job of supporting this usecase.

Looking ahead, there will be an additional options for web application developers. A new extension of the Java platform, JavaFX, will be released and huge opportunities will now be available for developers who are lookign to embed media, graphics and animation in web applications. In a couple of weeks, the NetBeans community will also release a distribution that supports the JavaFX scripting language.

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Don't get me wrong, it's nice work for a scripting language...but if you compare an editor like this with its competitors in the RIA space, i.e. FlexBuilder and Silverlight Expression Blend then this looks definitely underwhelming.

Where are the GUI graphical tools for JavaFX? Is this it?

Posted by Jacek on November 20, 2008 at 02:51 AM PST #

Czesc Jacku,

The JavaFX Plugin in NetBeans provides a preview panel so you can see what you are creating in the editor panel. This is really handy.

You can see a small screenshot of it here.

http://cld.blog-city.com/learning_javafx__netbeans_6_javafx_preview_mode.htm

As for WYSIWYG .NET and FlexBuilder like drag and drop components on a Canvas deal that is said to be coming mid-2009.

I've been working with Flex for three years. I never use the WYSIWYG canvas etc. Never have.

Pozdrawiam

Matt

Posted by Matthew on January 15, 2009 at 02:59 PM PST #

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