Oracle Delivers NetBeans 6.9
Oracle releases a new version of the open-source NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE), NetBeans 6.9, which expands the tool suite's support for JavaFX and the Open Service Gateway initiative (OSGi). This marks the first NetBeans release under Oracle's stewardship.Oracle has released a new version of the open-source NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE), NetBeans 6.9, which expands the tool suite's support for JavaFX and the Open Service Gateway initiative (OSGi). Oracle officials called the release a reaffirmation of the company's commitment to the open-source and NetBeans developer community, as Oracle has shown it is serious about extending the NetBeans platform following its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, which heretofore controlled the NetBeans release cadence.
Available as of June 16, NetBeans IDE 6.9 introduces JavaFX Composer, a visual editor and layout tool for building JavaFX applications. With JavaFX Composer, organizations can quickly build, visually edit and debug Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and bind components to various data sources, including databases and Web services.
- Enhanced JavaFX script editing and refactoring.
- Support for CSS code completion, find usages and renaming capabilities for HTML and CSS.
- The ability to quickly code, test and deploy OSGi bundles using Maven and Felix.
- Bundled Felix container with the ability to deploy other containers, such as Equinox.
- Support for the Spring 3.0 framework; PHP Zend framework, as well as better PHP formatting and code completion; Ruby on Rails 3.0; and specification of which gems the IDE should reference.