Netbeans IDE 6.0: New Editor, more Ruby

Dec 05, 2007

Version 6.0 of Netbeans, an IDE sponsored by Sun has just been released.

The editor code has seen a major reworking. According to the project, it is now faster, and it supports developer productivity with features such as improved highlighting and ergonomic code completion. Support for Ruby, JRuby and Ruby-on-Rails is also new, and includes Ruby management and a debugger for the language.

For more details, visit the Version 6.0 release page. Numerous screencast videos on Netbeans, Sun, and Youtube pages also offer a tour of the new version and show sample applications including many Ruby-related ones. The PDF article in the free Netbeans Magazine also introduces new features.

A major part of the Netbeans IDE is dual licensed under Sun’s Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) 1.0 and GPLv2; some individual components of the modular software are released under other Open Source licenses. Version 6.0 is available in various bundles of different scope: go here to download. The Java IDE requires JDK 5.0 Update 12 or newer, says the project.

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