Today i downloaded netbeans 6 beta release
net beans is becoming much more useful and powerful
till now i found following features in netbeans very cool
1) The rails support :
netbeans has better editor for ruby controllers than aptana radrails(a plugin for eclipse)
i was amazed when it listed out all the methods of Category class of my pervious project http://punk69.net when i did Category.+[ctrl+space]
I like red color aptana radrails shows almost all keywords in red or similar color but netbeans didn’t it uses blue by default but what’s in color netbeans asked me weather i liked to use jruby and use JDBC driver . I hope if i get some java hosting server i will write rails application and host it in tomcat or jetty
2) The gamemaker
the gamemaker tool for midlet is another cool thing it had to me the same effect when i first opened macromedia flash 3 i have planed to port my game bagchal to mobile cldc1.0 and midp 2.0 it will take time as because my fren Rupesh is not here with me.
The gamemaker lets me work with scene, sprite and layers
3) Toplink support
I use and like Hibernate and i have every article written by Gavin king including the two books from manning but i was glad to find out that JPA supports Toplink as much as hibernate. I wrote a tiny app using JAVADB and toplink and i didn’t have any problem as beacause i am used to with hibernate over JPA but i was searching for the similar method as i have org.hibernate.session.connection()
Since toplink is opensourced if i get chance then i will choose toplink for my next java database project.
4) Application dev. framework
its cool but from the moment i ran first program in Jmatter i fall in love with Jmatter netbeans ADF is tiny piece compared to JMATTER but still beans binding rocks in netbeans.
I don;t know what agile means but developing in Rails and JMatter makes me feel that i am also agile .
netbeans 10 is cool but very slow compared to eclipse 3.3 which is my current IDE but eclipse had so many plugins to offer with buy now tag on it (e.g. the flex builer and the myeclipse IDE) which is what i hate paying. and never done so far .Compared to that netbeans bundles up very good open and free tools