Since the release of NetBeans 4.0 IDE, momentum and adoption has been phenomenal with more than 9.3 million downloads during the past two years
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Sun's commitment to dynamic languages has expanded with the recent hiring of Python and Jython developers, Ted Leung and Frank Wierzbicki, respectively. Leung and Wierzbicki join other technologists, such as Ian Murdock, Charles Nutter, Thomas Enebo, and Nick Kew who have recently joined Sun to pursue open source project development and community activities.
Other highlights of NetBeans 6.1 IDE Beta include:
-- Performance enhancements including faster startup and code completion;
-- Spring framework support with features such as configuration file support, code completion and hyperlinks to speed navigation;
-- New MySQL support in the Database Explorer to make it easier to create, launch and view MySQL databases;
-- Significant enhancements to the Ruby/JRuby support, including a new Ruby platform manager, support for the latest version of Rails and new hints and quick fixes in the editor;
-- Beta support for the ClearCase version control system- made available as a plugin from the Update Center.
Join the NetBeans software team on May 5, 2008 for the fifth annual NetBeans Day, now a track at the CommunityOne 2008 Conference being held the day before the JavaOne(SM) 2008 Conference. The NetBeans community track offers developers a chance to learn from the experts, find out firsthand what's new and what's coming in the NetBeans IDE and network with other members of the community.
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