SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and the NetBeans(TM) Community, today
announced an early access release of the NetBeans Ruby Pack which provides
support for the Ruby programming language. The NetBeans plug-in offers
developers added support for dynamic and scripting languages and includes
editing features for both Ruby and JRuby -- a 100% pure-Java(TM)
implementation of the Ruby programming language that runs on the Java(TM)
The NetBeans Ruby Pack goes beyond basic editing, syntax highlighting,
navigation outline, project support and unit test execution to provide
developers with a rich set of features to enhance productivity. These
features include: code completion for modules, classes, methods and escape
codes within literal strings and regular expressions. The NetBeans Ruby
Pack also offers extended features such as integrated documentation pop-ups
for Ruby API calls, semantic analysis with highlighting of parameters and
unused local variables, as well as occurrence highlighting.
"Developing these plug-ins for NetBeans is yet another demonstration of
our commitment to support dynamic languages," said Jeet Kaul, vice
president for Developer Products and Programs, Sun Microsystems. "NetBeans
-- with its broad adoption -- now extends its reach into a new community of
users while exposing the existing Java development community to the power
of the Ruby language. Building this synergy is what makes open-source a
powerful strategy for aligning and moving the technology industry forward."
Ruby support is available for NetBeans 6 Milestone 7 as a download from
the Autoupdate Center. Additional support for Ruby on Rails is expected to
be available mid-year 2007.
Make plans to join us on May 7th for the fourth annual NetBeans Day
that will be held the day before the 2007 JavaOne conference event,
speakers will include: Charles Nutter, Thomas Enebo and Tor Norbye.
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