Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

Development Simplified: NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta is now Available!

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta

With its goal of providing a superior environment that reduces development time, the NetBeans community is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta. With simplified installation and configuration, this newest version includes enhancements and new features across all supported environments: Java technology, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, C/C++, and now PHP.

With the NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta, PHP developers now have feature rich tooling, such as syntax highlighting, code completion, code generators, debugging, database wizards, and FTP support, but with the speed and simplicity of a text editor.

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta also supports client-side JavaScript development with a first class editor, including CSS/HTML code completion, as well as the ability to debug JavaScript code within both Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browser environments.

Java developers get a variety of new features that accelerate development- from Compile-on-Save and Deploy-on-Change to complete Hibernate support and improvements to the Database Explorer. In addition, NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta now supports Groovy, a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine that seamlessly integrates with existing Java objects and libraries, as well as the Grails web application framework.

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Jaspersoft Corporation, a NetBeans Strategic Partner and market leader in open source Business Intelligence solutions, has announced the full-production availability of the iReport plug-in for NetBeans, which allows developers to easily integrate business intelligence capabilities, such as graphical reports and dashboards, within their Java applications. Certified with NetBeans IDE 6.0 and NetBeans IDE 6.1, it also supports the NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta and can be downloaded here.

In addition, Jaspersoft announced that Jasper for MySQL, the MySQL OEM edition of the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite, has been upgraded to version 3. Jasper For MySQL is the optimized version of the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite that Sun's database group has licensed for its OEM business. The new Jasper for MySQL v3 incorporates all of the new features and functions in Jaspersoft v3, which was announced earlier this summer and is specifically certified and packaged for the MySQL database.

Download your free, unrestricted, copy of NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta today!

For more information, check out Kuldip Oberoi's blog to learn more about this beta release.

Sunday Apr 06, 2008

Community News: JRuby 1.1 is ready for prime time

In a little more than 9 months time, the JRuby community is pleased to announce its second major project release, JRuby 1.1

In a blog post, Thomas Enebo mentions, "The main goal for ver 1.1 was to improve performance. With the help from the community, we have made great strides in performance.There have been more and more reports of applications exceeding Ruby 1.8.6 performance; we are even beating Ruby 1.9 in some micro-benchmarks."

"Thousands of reported issues and unending IRC conversations helped keep JRuby focused on doing what is most important: Making Ruby applications work well," commented Charlie Nutter. "Try your applications against JRuby 1.1 and give us feedback." 

If you find any issues let the JRuby team know via IRC, email the mailing list, or file a bug.

Major features include:

  • Compilation of Ruby to Java Bytecode (in AOT and JIT modes)
  • Oniguruma port to Java
  • Refactored IO implementation
  • Improved memory consumption
  • Thousands of compatibility fixes

Wednesday Nov 07, 2007

JRuby.org updates available

The JRuby community has announced two releases, JRuby 1.1 beta 1 and JRuby 1.0.2

JRuby 1.1b1 is the first release towards the goal of JRuby 1.1.  JRuby 1.1 represents a concerted focus on speed and refinement.  Ruby code can be compiled in an Ahead Of Time (AOT) or Just In Time (JIT) mode; yielding a faster Ruby!  It uses less memory than previous releases. This is also the most compatible 1.8 release yet.

The community has asked folks to download JRuby 1.1b1 and provide feedback.  So test your applications and help make JRuby 1.1 a great release.

JRuby 1.0.2 is a minor release of the stable 1.0 branch. The fixes in this release include low risk compatibility issues. Periodic point releases are designed to support production users of JRuby 1.0.x.

The JRuby team wanted to pay special thanks and issue a big welcome aboard to the new contributors who rose to Charlie Nutter's challenge to write patches for some outstanding bugs: Riley Lynch, Mathias Biilmann, Christensen, Peter Brant, and Niels Bech.

Tuesday Mar 06, 2007

NetBeans Ruby Pack + Demos

The NetBeans Community has announced an early access release of the NetBeans Ruby Pack. The pack provides support for the Ruby programming language and offers developers added support for dynamic and scripting languages and includes editing features for both Ruby and JRuby.

Here are a few blog entry's I think you will find interesting:

Roman Strobl has created two excellent demos of the new NetBeans with Ruby support. The first demo shows Rails support and the second gets into editing.

Tor Norbye's blog entry includes his thoughts about these demos and new features he's implemented.

Adding support for dynamic languages -- the JRuby team announced their 0.9.8 release! Thomas E. Enobo and Pat Eyler have posted entries highlighting the improvements to the JRuby code. To download the latest version visit: http://dist.codehaus.org/jruby/


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