NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta Now Available for Download!

NetBeans.org is proud to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta!

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta introduces several new features, including a robust IDE
for PHP, JavaScript debugging for Firefox and IE, and support for Groovy and
Grails. This release also includes a number of enhancements for Java, Ruby and
Rails, and C/C++ development. Java feature highlights include: built-in
support for Hibernate, Eclipse project import, and compile on save.

Highlights include:

  • PHP
    • Code Completion
    • Quick Fixes and Semantic Checks
    • FTP Support
    • Debugging with Xdebug
    • Support for popular Web Services
  • Ajax/JavaScript
    • Debugging support for Firefox and IE
    • HTTP client monitoring
    • Bundled popular JavaScript libraries
  • Java
    • Groovy/Grails support
    • Compile/Deploy on Save
    • Eclipse project import and synchronization
    • Built-in Hibernate support
    • JSF CRUD Generator now Ajax-enabled
  • Database
    • Editor Improvements
  • C/C++
    • Improved code completion and error highlighting
    • Remote Development
  • Ruby
    • Support for Ruby Tests
    • Improved support for Rake build tool
  • GlassFish v3 "Prelude"
    • Small footprint, fast startup and deployment
    • Support for scripting, including jRuby

The final NetBeans IDE 6.5 release is planned for October 2008. As always, we
welcome and encourage feedback about your experience using the NetBeans IDE.
Visit our mailing lists or post a blog entry!

NetBeans IDE 6.5 - Development Simplified
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