This week Sun Microsystems launched a beta of NetBeans 6.1, the next version of its Java-based, open source integrated development environment (IDE).
Other changes include support for the latest version of Ruby on Rails and the Spring Framework, plus improved sharing tools as well as ClearCase, AXIS and SOAP UI update center modules.
More information on the new version and the beta download can be found here.
Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy. She also serves as executive editor of the group's media Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.