Interesting blogs entries about NetBeans 6 beta1

There's a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about NetBeans 6. I don't want to provide a boring list of blog entries, but instead choose several ones which I find particularly interesting.

1. A blog entry of an Oracle employee about NetBeans 6

Quote: At first glance, things look pretty nice... So I'm looking forward to playing with it.

2. A blog entry of an IBM employee about Ruby support in NetBeans

Although Patrick finds quite a few cons, he also writes: Quite usable, overall. Hat's off to the NetBeans folks! I'll probably start using it for one-off-ish Ruby work I do. 

3. Finally a blog entry from Ed Burnette (Eclipse ambassador) who once again compares NetBeans vs. Eclipse

Quote #1: While I’m not switching to NetBeans (or anything else) any time soon, I do find much to admire in this new release and the philosophy behind it. I had a hard time coming up with a good word to describe this but let’s call it: the NetBeans attitude.

Quote #2: Developer mindshare and loyalty is a fickle thing. Through its focus on one free open source product and one audience, NetBeans v6 may just be positioned to capture some more mindshare of its own.

Nice to see such comments from people I would not expect to consider NetBeans. Looks like NetBeans is well positioned for further growth :)

Comments:

Hi Roumen,
nice to see the 6.0 beta release.
I've blogged about it here comparing Intellij IDEA and Netbeans:

http://jamesselvakumar.blogspot.com/

Posted by James on září 23, 2007 at 06:36 dop. CEST #

Thanks, interesting post!

Posted by Roumen on září 23, 2007 at 06:38 dop. CEST #

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