Sun Ships NetBeans 6.8
Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans developer community announce the release of a new version of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment, NetBeans 6.8.Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans developer community on Dec. 10 announced the release of a new version of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment, NetBeans 6.8. NetBeans 6.8 is the first IDE to support Java EE 6 (Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6) and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, both of which also shipped on Dec. 10. Developers can download NetBeans 6.8 at www.netbeans.org.
"The NetBeans IDE 6.8 enables developers to take advantage of the latest Java EE 6 language features that simplify Java application creation ... such as more annotations and less XML configuration," Sun said in the announcement.
"In addition to the various features in the NetBeans IDE, developers also have access to a wide range of plug-ins provided by NetBeans partners and the community that supports NetBeans IDE 6.8. Jaspersoft is a leading provider of business intelligence solutions. "With the launch of NetBeans IDE 6.8, we are pleased to continue serving the NetBeans community with the leading open source business intelligence solution," said Jose Morales, vice president of Business Development [at] Jaspersoft. "With the iReport visual report designer, available as a stand-alone NetBeans platform rich client or as the most downloaded plug-in for NetBeans, developers today can easily incorporate business intelligence solutions into their enterprise applications."In addition, "Microchip sees great potential for the embedded developer base in the new NetBeans IDE 6.8 release," said Derek Carlson, vice president of development tools at Microchip Technology. "While other open-source IDE frameworks have grown cumbersome and required significant customization for the embedded market over the past two-plus decades, NetBeans 6.8 delivers a fully capable, modern, lightweight and flexible platform for future embedded IDEs."