Microsoft .NET was rated the best overall framework by software developers who use it, in Evans Data Users’ Choice Survey on Frameworks. The survey asked developers to rank ten different attributes of the frameworks they have used. The two Google offerings – App Engine and Web Toolkit (GWT) – came in just slightly behind Microsoft in overall satisfaction, but Ruby On Rails was near the bottom.
The new NetBeans 6.9 Beta release boasts of OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform applications; support for JavaFX SDK 1.3, PHP Zend framework and Ruby on Rails 3.0; as well as improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, and issue tracking, and more.
New Relic RPM is an on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Java, Ruby, or JRuby. RPM now provides real-time monitoring and metrics for applications running Sinatra, Rack and Rails Metals.
Hobo is an open source rapid development toolkit for Ruby on Rails, which claims to help developers build anything from throwaway prototypes to meticulously crafted full-blown web apps in a fraction of the time it takes with conventional tools. Hobo has now officially reached Version 1.0 after three years of focused development effort.
BitNami RubyStack provides an integrated, ready to run distribution of the beta release of Ruby on Rails 3 and all of its dependencies. BitNami RubyStack is available as a native installer, a virtual appliance and an Amazon Machine Image, so it can be deployed natively, virtually or in the cloud in just a few clicks.
New Relic RPM is a subscription-based application performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby on Rails or Java. It has has announced the opening of a public beta program for the latest version of its RPM product. The new version can be used to monitor, troubleshoot and tune Java web applications in addition to those developed on Ruby on Rails. RPM claims to be the industry’s first Application Performance Management (APM) product to be offered as a service.