Sun Microsystems Releases NetBeans IDE 6.8
10 Dec 2009
Originally appearing at : http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2009-12/sunflash.20091210.3.xml
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The NetBeans 6.8 IDE also provides improved support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in Web applications and RESTful Web services, as well as improvements to the NetBeans Platform. The NetBeans platform is a Rich Client Platform that developers use to shave years off of development time by reusing the modular NetBeans architecture. The platform uses Swing, which is the standard UI toolkit, enabling applications to have a consistent look and feel.
In addition to the various features in the NetBeans IDE, developers also have access to a wide range of plugins 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, Jaspersoft. "With the iReport visual report designer, available as a standalone 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."
The NetBeans platform, used by developers around the world to develop a wide variety of rich clients, continues to garner the attention of the developer community. Microchip is a leading provider of microcontrollers, analog semiconductors, and development tools for embedded designs. "Microchip sees great potential for the embedded developer base in the new NetBeans IDE 6.8 release," said Derek Carlson, vice president, Development Tools, Microchip Technology. "While other open source IDE frameworks have grown cumbersome and required significant customization for the embedded market over the past 2+ decades, NetBeans 6.8 delivers a fully capable, modern, lightweight and flexible platform for future embedded IDEs."
Developer Support Services Sun also offers a tiered set of developer support services for its software offerings, ranging from single incident to comprehensive developer plans. In addition to a broad range of training and certifications, developers can also enhance their skills sets to take advantage of emerging technologies. Learn more at www.netbeans.org.
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