Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Oct 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by gonzo
General Development NetBeans 5.5 has been released. "NetBeans IDE 5.5 builds on the success of NetBeans 5.0 and adds support for Java EE 5 and Sun Java System Application Server PE 9. Got Web 2.0? Of course! NetBeans 5.5 generates JAX-WS 2.0 artifacts for Java SE 6 and Java EE 5 projects. We included Java Persistence support and support for Enterprise Java Beans 3. Additionally, there is the new Subversion support module and an updated module for the GUI builder, both available on the 5.5 Update Center." A new preview build of NetBeans 6 has also been released.
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RE[2]: Awesome!
by acidblue on Mon 30th Oct 2006 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
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Well, I already own IntelliJ IDEA 5. But there are several reasons I want to use NetBeans:

- It's free, no more upgrade fees.

- Support the effort by using it. Software like this only lives if people show a need.

- I can have as many copies of it running as I want. I currently have 3 machines in my home that I use for development. So, when I jump on any one of them and start working I don't want some notice popping up telling me I can't run my instances of IDEA concurrently. That is just annoying. An no, I am not going to put my computers on different subnets, or block the port at each machine's firewall. It's against the license, so that is the 'law'.

- Cutting edge features and a kick ass GUI dev tool. Now I am not a Swing guy. But, this is the greatest tool I have ever seen for GUI development with Swing components. The IDEA one is proprietary and I just can't seem to grok what they are trying to give me.

- They basically taking Java Studio Creator and giving us this functionality within NetBeans.

- Great Maven plugin!

- There is just too much to explain.

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