Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – July 2, 2009 – The NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 6.7 has been released by web hosting provider, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the NetBeans developer community.
The new version of NetBeans features tight integration with Project Kenai, Sun’s collaborative hosting site for free and open source projects. Developers can download the free, full-featured NetBeans IDE 6.7 at www.netbeans.org.
Jim Parkinson, vice president of Developer Products and Programs at Sun remarked, ”The advances in the latest version of NetBeans will have a huge impact in the productivity of developers. The integration between NetBeans and Kenai allows developers to stay in their IDE and quickly navigate between Kenai.com, local code, bug reports, IM chats and project wikis. Instead of interruptions, interactions with code, or looking for project information, team members become a natural part of the developers’ workflow.”
The tight integration of the new NetBeans IDE will enable millions of developers to discuss, edit, debug and commit code through one easy-to-use interface. Other key features of NetBeans IDE 6.7 include:
- Support for Maven, a community software project management and comprehension tool;
- New Team menu provides access to projects on Kenai.com;
- Automated continuous integration system with Hudson, an extensible Java-based solution to which makes it easier for developers to integrate changes to their project, and makes it easier for users to obtain a fresh build;
- Improved PHP support allowing developers to connect with each other and the latest technologies;
- Support for Zembly, a single registry and repository of popular Web APIs. The Zembly Client Library NetBeans plug-in enables developers to discover popular APIs and with a simple Drag and Drop functionality, create the necessary code to consume the APIs from Java and JavaFX applications.
The integration with Kenai.com will allow developers to stay in the IDE to create projects in the cloud, get sources from Kenai projects, query, open and edit issues for them using Bugzilla. NetBeans IDE users can also quickly navigate between Kenai.com hosted projects and local sources while developers can easily stay connected with other team members with an integrated chat, Kenai’s user profiles, wikis, and mailing lists. Learn more about Project Kenai at www.kenai.com.
Sun also offers a tiered set of developer support services for its software offerings, ranging from single incident to comprehensive developer plans. In addition, with a broad portfolio of training and certification offerings, developers can enhance their skill sets to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies.
Sun’s Start-Up Program is designed for members to work with Sun partners, Joyent and NaviSite, to rent discounted web hosting infrastructure based on Sun technologies. In addition to offering products and services to eligible PRC- and India-based startup companies, Sun is also offering free technical advice via email and access to free software, such as Apache, MySQL and Perl (AMP), optimized to run on the Solaris 10 OS. More information on the program, is available at www.sun.com/startupessentials.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision — The Network is the Computer — Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.
To learn more about Netbeans, please visit: www.netbeans.org/kb/support.html.
For more about Sun’s Startup Essentials program, visit: www.sun.com/startups.