NetBeans IDE 6.1 RC Offers Support For Spring, MySQL And Scripting

Netbeans Java IDENetBeans has announced the availability of the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Release Candidate.This release provides several new features and enhancements, such as rich JavaScript editing features, support for using the Spring web framework, tighter MySQL integration, and an improved way of sharing libraries among dependent projects. The acclaimed support for Ruby/JRuby has been enhanced with new editor quick fixes, a Ruby platform manager, fast debug support for JRuby, and many other new features and fixes.

By popular demand, the bean pattern and JSF CRUD generation features that were missing in the 6.0 release have returned. In addition, early versions of new modules, such as ClearCase support, are available as plugins.

Highlights of this release include:

  • JavaScript Support
    • Semantic Highlighting
    • Code Completion and Type Analysis
    • Quick Fixes and Semantic Checks
    • Refactoring
  • Performance Enhancements
    • Up to 40% faster startup
    • Smarter parsing so that code completion is faster
    • Less memory consumption
  • Support for Popular Web APIs
  • RESTful Web Service Support
  • Spring Framework Support
  • New MySQL Support in Database Explorer
  • Ruby/JRuby Support Enhancements
  • Java Beans Support (back by popular demand)
  • JSF CRUD Generator (back by popular demand)
  • Javadoc Code Completion
  • Sharing Projects (AKA Sharable Libraries)
  • New Update Center Modules for ClearCase, AXIS, Hibernate, and SOAP UI

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