Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

Netbeans Turns 10




I can't believe NetBeans has reached the 10 year mark.  It has happened so fast.  I remember what was just like yesterday celebrating Java's 10th.  Now here we are celebrating the best IDE on the planet.  built on Java so it runs everywhere and yet it supports so many languages.  Did I forget to mention it is easier than ever to build on top of the NetBeans platform!


The last few years have been amazing.  Currently NetBeans supports developement for: Groovy and Grails, Java, Java EE, Java ME, SOA, PHP, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, AJAX,  C/C++, and in the works Python.  And the database support is amazing with MySQL, Postgres, JavaDB...and the runtimes: Glassfish, webrick, jetty, mongel, tomcat...they all just work out of the box!


I'm glad to have had a part in the success of NetBeans and am proud to share my joy with the world.  Don't forget, NetBeans 6.5 RC1 is available for download now so go get it and check it out.  Happy Birthday NetBeans.

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I am a tech geek and have a passion for technology. Currently I work in the software division of Sun Microsystems supporting XML tooling, and Python support in the NetBeans IDE.

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