NetBeans Ruby support interview


Roman and Gregg interviewed me in the latest episode of the NetBeans podcast.



Here are the shownotes from Roman's blog:


  • 0:00 Introduction and Tor's podcasting, he's also a podcaster at the Javaposse

  • 2:30 What Tor has worked on at Sun: Java Studio Creator,
    Project Semplice,
    and the Ruby
    tools

  • 5:00 Overview of Ruby features in the
    NetBeans IDE

  • 7:25 Debugging Ruby

  • 9:50 Rails support

  • 10:51 Switching between Ruby implementations

  • 11:49 Implementation of the type inference and code completion logic

  • 17:10 Implementation of refactoring features

  • 18:54 Features Tor wants to implement next

  • 21:33 Community feedback

  • 23:17 Why should Java developers look at Ruby?

  • 26:38 Other Ruby development tools

  • 29:49 A version of NetBeans IDE that just has Ruby support?
    Check out this page on deadlock

  • 32:16 Opportunities for contributors and cool features; check out the
    wiki page.

  • 34:55 Support for other dynamic languages.
    Erlang IDE based
    on Tor's code.




The episode is here, subscription is here.

Comments:

would be great if someone (e.g. Roman...hint hint) could put some more screencasts together on using Netbeans from a Ruby perspective. There seems to be more shortcuting, re-factoring etc support that would be great to be captured in a series of screencasts. If not now then for the NB6 release. One thing that's great with Ryan's screencasts (http://railscasts.com/) are the way you get to see the key combinations he uses in the top-right during the screencast. This would be great for the Netbeans screencasts too. Cheers Greg

Posted by GregH on July 24, 2007 at 08:48 PM PDT #

I have to agree with GregH... Netbeans screencasts would be GREAT!... I'm new to the Ruby world and it's been over 5 years since I've used Netbeans...(still working with homesite 5 (for hmtl) and editpad).. so it would be great so seen some screen casts building sample apps, unit testing, etc... i look forward to diving back into Netbeans.. hopefully i can find my way around.. ~ Golden Eye ~

Posted by ~Golden Eye ~ on July 26, 2007 at 12:16 AM PDT #

Hi Tor. I wonder how hard can it be to implement a new syntax highligter. Also, I'm sure the answer will be no, but... :) ┬┐can i import a syntax highliter from eclipse to netbeans? I'm looking for a way to highlite haml, a markup language for rails. (http://groups.google.com/group/haml/files has an eclipse hiliter for haml) If is not very simple, i could be on my way just telling netbeans to edit haml files as they where rhtml. Is there any way i could configure that behavior in netbeans? Thank you!

Posted by Emmanuel Oga on August 06, 2007 at 05:41 AM PDT #

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