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NetBeans 6 goes live

Posted in Java, Rails, Software Development, Web Development on December 5, 2007 by Shaun

NetBeans 6 has finally reached the full release version and is available for download today.

I’ve said before that NetBeans 6 is an important release for the NetBeans team and I believe it is one of (if not the) best IDE’s available for Java, Ruby and Ruby on Rails amongst others like the upcoming JavaFX.

Reasons why I like NetBeans 6:

  • The UI is polished and extremely useable.
  • The plugin interface is much better than the one in Eclipse.
  • Getting the latest version is a very simple excercise and there are not 50 different versions to have to decide from. (try looking for the WTP edition of Eclipse for example).
  • It has a much better way of managing application settings – more like a normal app not one set per workspace.
  • The files you work on are much easier to organise.
  • Java, JavaFX, Ruby and Ruby on Rails apps can be developed in this IDE out of the box and the IDE does a very very impressive job of making your life easy.
  • The IDE is really customizable and the settings menu is easy to navigate.

As you may have guessed I have been using Eclipse and I have found NetBeans so much better.  There’s a handy plugin that will convert Eclipse apps over to netbeans – just in case you are worried about switching ;0)


Picture taken from NetBeans anouncement Email

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Netbeans 6 RC1 available.

Posted in Java, Rails, Web Development on November 15, 2007 by Shaun

Netbeans 6 is getting closer to full release, RC1 is available to download from netbeans.org today.
I like NetBeans 6, as a ruby development IDE it is quite simply amazing and though I am an Aptana advocate even I have to admit that NetBeans does it better.

Code completion is second to none and the features included are making NetBeans the IDE of choice for many people and I’m fast becoming one of them.  I still like Aptana’s Javascript CSS and HTML handling so won’t be giving it up just yet but for Ruby, Rails and Java, NetBeans 6 is my tool of choice.

NetBeans 6 is not NetBeans 5 with some new bits and bug fixes, this is a whole new development and it shows.

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Another Rails Envy videomercial…

Posted in Rails on September 11, 2007 by Shaun

I have to admit I love the RailsEnvy videos, I’m certain they just p!55 plenty of people off but they are entertaining.

This is the latest:

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