Software Update: NetBeans IDE 6.9

Netbeans IDE is a development environment written in Java to write, compile, debug and deploy programs. It offers support for various programming languages, such as Java, Ruby, C++ and PHP. Using Netbeans IDE requires an installation of Sun’s Java SE Development Kit 5.0 update 19 or later. The development environment is run under a double license namely a combination of cddl 1 and gpl 2. For more information, go to this page referenced. The developers have released version 6.9 and provided the following announcement.

NetBeans IDE 6.9 Now Available for Download!

The NetBeans team is proud to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.9! NetBeans IDE 6.9 introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications. With the JavaFX Composer, developers can quickly build, visually edit, and debug Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and bind components to various data sources, including Web services.

The NetBeans 6.9 release also features OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform applications and support for developing OSGi bundles with Maven. With support for OSGi and Swing standards, the NetBeans Platform now supports the standard UI toolkit and the standard module system, providing a unique combination of standards for modular, rich-client development.

Additional noteworthy features in this release include 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, issue tracking, and more.

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NetBeans 6.9 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. There are several community-contributed localization efforts underway to support additional languages. Join the efforts today.

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NetBeans IDE 6.9: The Smart Way to Code!

Version number 6.9
Release status Final
Operating systems Java
Website NetBeans
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)