NetBeans 6.5 Available, Keys on Multi-Language Support

Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans community have released NetBeans 6.5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). While the new release features powerful Java enhancements, it also features support for PHP, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, Grails, Ruby and even early access version for Python. NetBeans 6.5 also expands localization to a whole new set of written languages.

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Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans community have released NetBeans 6.5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). While the new release features powerful Java enhancements, it also features support for PHP, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, Grails, Ruby and even early access version for Python. NetBeans 6.5 also expands localization to a whole new set of written languages.

Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans community have released NetBeans 6.5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). NetBeans 6.5 goes way beyond traditional Java enhancements, with new support for PHP, updates for Web and Java development, an early access version for Python. NetBeans 6.5 also expands localization to a whole new set of written languages.

"Integration across multiple languages simplifies development. The NetBeans IDE 6.5 allows you to stay within one tool and move easily from PHP to JavaScript and back. It's all about making developers more productive," said Ian Murdock, vice president, Developer and Community Marketing at Sun, in a statement.

The NetBeans IDE 6.5 release includes:
  • Feature-rich tooling for PHP including syntax highlighting, code completion, code generators, debugging, database wizards, and FTP support;
  • An early access version for Python applications that includes an editor, debugger and choice of Python runtimes. Community members are invited to join the project and provide feedback.
  • An editor for JavaScript development, including CSS/HTML code completion, the ability to debug client-side JavaScript code within both Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers;
  • Enhanced support for Spring, Hibernate, Java Server Pages, Java Persistence API;
  • Multithreaded debugging for Java technologies;
  • Support for Groovy and Grails in the editor; and
  • Ruby enhancements within the editor, debugger and Rake.
  • Adds fully localized versions of simplified Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese


  • Sun will also offer a tiered set of developer support services, ranging from single incident to comprehensive developer plans. In mid-December, Sun roils out its Sun Certified Specialist for NetBeans IDE training and certification program.

    "In the development arena, mixed language programming is becoming the norm. We needed our tools to be in one place, by adding the early access version of Python to the NetBeans project, we can accomplish our development in a more productive manner," said Allan Davis, lead developer, nbPython, in a statement.

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