By octav on May 01, 2008
NetBeans has momentum. The relentless innovation has been paying off.
NetBeans is poised to be the IDE of choice for next-generation web developers.
What is on tap in this release? Lot's, here are some of the highlights:
- Support makes NetBeans an even more compelling IDE for web development. Strengths include editor support, refactoring, and quick fixes/semantic checks.
- Makes use of the powerful infrastructure implemented for Ruby support that's been so well received by the community.
- Debugger support will be available on update center as a preview.
- Web Services
- NetBeans makes it easily to create mashups and provides drag-and-drop code generation.
- Supports web APIs such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and YouTube
- 6.1 includes support for RESTful web services.
- SOAP UI plug-in available at update center (for testing web services)
- MySQL Support in Database Explorer makes it easy to create DBs and launch MySQL administrative tools.
- JSF CRUD Generator lets you generate a CRUD application from a DB schema.
- Continues to be a priority for NetBeans community.
- Google “NetBeans Ruby” and take a look at the positive results (you can say that)
- Enhancements in 6.1 include:
- Ruby platform manager
- Support for Rails 2.0
- New hints and quick fixes in the editor
- Performance Enhancements (making a fast IDE even faster)
- Up to 40 percent faster startup
- Smarter parsing so that code completion is faster.
- Less memory consumption
- Other highlights:
- Sailfin v1 support (SIP application server based on project Glassfish - NetBeans 6.1 now bundles GlassFish v2 ur2)
- WebSphere 6.0 and 6.1 now supported out of the box
- Spring framework (version 2.5) now supported out of the box
- Groovy and Grails plug-ins are now available on the update center
- Hibernate framework plug-in (this blog has more details) is now available on the update center
- Axis2 plug-in is now available on the update center
- Clearcase plug-in now available on the update center