NetBeans IDE 6.5 MileStone 1 available

The new release is available for download.

Arun Gupta has posted a nice article on his blog describing the new features:


  • Enhanced Code Completion
  • Database-related code snippets
  • Multiple project configurations
  • Find Usages


  • JavaScript Debugger
  • JavaScript Library Manager
  • Bundled JavaScript Libraries


  • Editor
  • Java SE Project Integration
  • Grails support


  • Javadoc Analyzer
  • Call Hierarchy
  • CamelCase code completion


  • New Multithreaded Debugging Support
  • Debugging Window
  • Current Thread Chooser

Additional enhancements have been made to

  • Web Frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, JSF, JSF CRUD Generator, JPA)
  • Ruby
  • Database
  • Mobility
  • GUI Builder
  • Web Services
  • Improvements to XML and Schema Tools

CodeGear, Delphi and RIA development

Thanks to this post by Marco Cantù, I’ve found two interesting articles by Justin James about the future of the Embarcadero/CodeGear development environments:


Justin states that “CodeGear’s .NET products are expanding in new directions, which include RIA development and targeting other platforms (through systems such as Mono)”.

Will we be able to write rich internet applications using Delphi and targeting both .NET and Mono platforms?

Using NetBeans as a Ruby IDE

I’m using the new NetBeans 6.0 Release Candidate 1 as a Ruby IDE for test purposes, it seems to work very well.

I’ve found these useful screencasts:

PHP Java Bridge

I’ve just tried to run PHP applications inside IBM WebSphere 2.0 Community Edition using the free PHP Integration Kit available on the IBM site, but it seems no more supported.

A better tool, based on a Open Source project called PHP/Java Bridge, can be downloaded from SoundForge.

The installation is very simple:

– install PHP (remember to enable the java extentions in the php.ini file);

– install WAS CE 2.0;

– log-on to the administration console and deploy JavaBridge.war included with the bridge.

The perfect Server setup using Linux

Click here to read an article explaining the configuration of a Fedora 8 Server using LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig.

If you use other distributions take a look here: