NetBeans 6.0 Beta 1 is out and ready for download, including a slimmed-down Ruby-only version for those of you who don’t want all the extras. Personally I like having one IDE for both Java and Ruby but hey, I’m special. As I’ve written about before, I’m quite smitten with NetBeans and this latest release is the best yet. If you’re curious about why I’m gushing over it, read here, here, and here.
So yeah, it’s nice. Go download 6.0 Beta 1 and give it a try. It’s packaged with JRuby 1.0.1 and Glassfish v2, which is starting to look more and more attractive as a serious deployment option for Rails.
PS: those of you who are frustrated with Goldspike may want to take a look at Nick Sieger’s Warbler, an alternative for packaging up your WAR files.
PPS: you don’t have to use JRuby as your interpreter of course. Just go to preferences → Ruby and point it at MRI (/usr/bin/ruby or whatever) if you don’t want / need / like JRuby. And then you can use the fast debugger too. Inline Ruby debugging rocks.