This tutorial shows Python developers how to work with Python in the NetBeans IDE 6.5. It covers how to set up which Python runtime you want to use, how to create a new project, how to edit files, and how to run your programs. Use the NetBeans Python Editor for code completion, instant rename, quick fixes, catching unresolved or unused names, and import management. NetBeans also supports an interactive console and a debugger for Python.
My favorite IDE – has a new version now available. (Actually it’s been available for a couple days – I just didn’t get around to typing this up.) You can download it here and read about the features here.Read all of the documentation here and take a video tour of 6.5 here.
Netbeans encompasses a wide range of languages and platforms. One that is missing if you look at the features is Python – but there is and early access release available with python support for 6.5. I cannot wait until this is mature – I think I will have reached a point where I can use a single ide for every situation where I think an ide is appropriate.
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.
Very nice summary of some very nice new features coming with Netbeans 6.5. I just love Netbeans and it just keeps on getting better. I’m thinking anyone who depends upon selling an ide for their business, may need to be really thinking of a new way to make money.
Cool stuff to look at while we wait for dba_recyclebin to purge.
Sun has made available a developer edition of Solaris-10 that is available for free. This bundle includes many of the applications, tools and servers that have long been available with Linux, but built for Solaris. The summary says that it provides all the features of Solaris-10, some enhancements not yet in Solaris-10 and a complete development environment. It is available for download or on dvd for 32/64 bit x86 and SPARC systems. I know I’ll be giving it a spin.
This is an immensely useful, open, free, multiplatform tool. It is the kind of thing that really gets me excited. (And no – I don’t have the day off – just waiting for some processes to complete and ran into a few interesting things I just had to point out here at me blog.)