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Audiocast on NetBeans 6.0 IDE

Posted by marinasum on January 15, 2008 at 10:15 AM PST

Shortly after the release of the NetBeans IDE 6.0 in December 2007, JDJ publisher Jeremy Geelan interviewed Sun technology evangelist Gregg Sporor in a SYS-CON audiocast. Gregg started off by pointing out that the NetBeans IDE, which started as a student project in the Czech Republic, has been open source for over seven years. From being a tool that enables the creation of applications in the Java programming language, it has moved on to also support C, C++, and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL).In the audiocast, Gregg also discusses the IDE's latest capabilities: support for Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, enhanced code editing. NetBeans, which will transition to be the sole IDE from Sun, has been attracting a huge following over the past three years. Well-earned!

I enjoyed chatting with Gregg at Sun Tech Days Atlanta last week, albeit only briefly. Charismatic and articulate, he strikes me as someone who impresses people effortlessly. "I read your blog," he told me. That was a flattering surprise.

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