Posted by joconner
on May 6, 2008 at 3:17 PM PDT
The NetBeans IDE can be compared to a Swiss Army knife; it offers many different tools, and you're almost guaranteed to find something you like or soon need.
The NetBeans community approved and released NetBeans 6.1 last week. That's right before JavaOne 2008. That's convenient! And of course, some of the JavaOne demos have NB 6.1 running in the background. If you're at JavaOne, you can't escape it. NetBeans 6.1 is here.
The latest NetBeans 6.1 has improved in these areas:
- Performance boosts
- MySQL support
- CRUD support for quick creation of database applications
- Spring framework support
- Ruby and JRuby support
- Mercurial support
You can find out more about this latest release by checking out my online review: NetBeans 6.1: Worth a Try .