Netbeans 6.5 Beta

Netbeans 6.5 beta is available for download now. The list of features is just incredible. Every release just impresses me more. I think when I shuffle on out of DBA land, and have time to write more code, I may be able to get away with using netbeans for all development. Nice.

Below this is text from their announcement listing new/major features, etc. It does a lot more than what is in this list – but this hits a lot of things that maybe people don’t realize is there.


  • Code Completion
  • Quick Fixes and Semantic Checks
  • Code Generator
  • FTP Support
  • Debugging with Xdebug
  • Support for popular Web Services


  • Debugging support for Firefox and IE
  • HTTP client monitoring
  • Bundled popular JavaScript libraries


  • Groovy/Grails support
  • Compile on Save
  • Eclipse project import and synchronization
  • Built-in Hibernate support
  • JSF CRUD Generator now Ajax-enabled


  • New Connection Dialog
  • SQL Editor Improvements


  • Improved code completion and error highlighting
  • Remote Development
  • Support for packaging


  • New Ruby/GlassFish v3 “Prelude” Bundle
  • Support for Ruby Tests
  • Updated Rails to 2.1.0
  • Improved support for Rake build tool

GlassFish v3 “Prelude” Bundles

  • Modular, OSGi based architecture
  • Small footprint, fast startup and deployment
  • Support for scripting, including jRuby
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