Showing folks how to solve real problems

The NetBeans folks are in the process of releasing a few, very cool sample applications. Since developer tools are just means to help engineers solve problems and be more productive, the idea was to put together a set of application that demonstrate the ease of use of certain technologies and solve common problems. The one that really caught my attention is a an app called flickr on rails, and it is written using NetBeans 6 (milestone 8 or later). You read this right. Ruby support in NetBeans. Moreover with version 6 the NetBeans platform has, now, intrinsic support for dynamic languages. If you want more details read about project Schliemann.

If you are a cynic like myself :-) you don't believe unless you see, so here is place where you can see a short movie that describes the building of a flicker like application in NetBeans using Ruby on Rails. If you just want to see the NetBeans @ work here is a screen shot that "speaks" for itself.

 

Keep in mind that NetBeans 6 is still young and even by Java One in mid May, the eng team will still show a preview of the product. If you are interested in improving the Ruby support in NetBeans, just participate. After all NetBeans is one of the oldest open source projects and Tor could use plenty of help.
 

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