Tuesday, June 30, 2009

NetBeans 6.7 out in the wild

The focus of NetBeans IDE 6.7 is connectivity—helping developers to connect to the latest technologies and to each other. New features include integration with Project Kenai, a collaborative environment for developers to host their open-source projects; native Maven support, and Hudson integration.
Building on the success of previous releases, NetBeans IDE 6.7 offers enhancements for Java, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Groovy and C/C++, and more. Additional highlights include a self-diagnostic Profiler, and support for SVG Rich Components,
remote debugging in Ruby, and the latest version of GlassFish. The release also provides plug-in support for Zembly, a single registry and repository for popular Web APIs.
Providing superior support for multiple languages and innovative team support through Project Kenai, the NetBeans IDE 6.7 is the ideal tool for developers to stay connected to their teams and to the latest technologies!
NetBeans IDE 6.7 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
Detailed Release Highlights
Connected Developer

- Create Kenai-hosted open source projects within the IDE
- Manage your Kenai project and collaborate with like-minded developers
- File issue tracking reports with Jira and Bugzilla
Maven
- Library dependency graph viewer
- Improved code completion for Maven plugin parameters
- Support for Java EE, Web Services creation and consumption
PHP
- PHPUnit support
- Code coverage and Selenium support
- SQL code completion in the PHP editor
Groovy and Grails
- Out-of-the-box support for Grails 1.1
- Code completion
- Invoke Grails command or custom script from context menu item
Java
- Hudson services integration for Ant and Maven projects 
- Generated source roots now displayed in the Projects tab
- Struts library migrated to version 1.3.8 
GlassFish
- Glassfish v3 Prelude instance with pre-configured Derby (Java DB) integration
- Code completion support for GlassFish v3 Prelude
Ruby and Rails
- Remote debugging support
- Improvements to Ruby constants support
C/C++
- DLight profiling tools for C++ projects
- Integrated support of popular Qt library and tools
Profiler
- Export profiling data into CSV, HTML and XML formats
- HeapWalker supports OQL queries
Java ME / Mobility
- Bundled with the Java Platform Micro Edition Software Development Kit 3.0
- Full support for SVG Rich Components in the Visual Mobile Designer
- Support for the Java Card Platform 3.0

~Sujith Emmanuel