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Ruby Dropped In Netbeans 7 140

Posted by timothy
from the other-shoe-dropping dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ruby/RoR in NetBeans made headlines three years ago, but after Sun was acquired by Oracle there where fears that support for dynamic languages would suffer, as this IDE would be downsized. This has become a reality, since as of version 7, NetBeans will no longer support Ruby."
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Ruby Dropped In Netbeans 7

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  • Oracle Software (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Nerdfest (867930) on Friday January 28, 2011 @11:08PM (#35040822)
    I used to like NetBeans at least as much as Eclipse, but with Oracle in charge, I'm not sure I can trust the future of anything from them that's free.
  • Re:Oracle Software (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2011 @11:19PM (#35040876)

    Meh, Eclipse is just...meh.. it'll take awhile for even Oracle's black-thumb to wilt NetBeans until it's worse than Eclipse. Though it's probably a matter of when and not if.

  • Re:Who cares? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by julioody (867484) on Friday January 28, 2011 @11:20PM (#35040884) Homepage

    Once again showing that using the demographic you're in as sample leads to bad conclusions more often than not.

  • Re:Who cares? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2011 @11:32PM (#35040920)

    Anybody who can get emacs running on a contemporary machine is clearly a hero.

    user@host$ sudo $PKG_TOOL $INSTALL_OPTS emacs && emacs
    ?

  • Re:Who cares? (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2011 @11:45PM (#35040968)

    Who cares? Anyone who programs in Ruby/RoR is a moron.

    Sorry it's a still-born language. It has constantly suffered from performance issues. I was a Ruby developer back in the beginning when nobody had heard of it (well before RoR) and that mantra was "we can fix the performance later"... Well it's later and the performance still sucks.

    You can't completely ignore performance when writing software. It's very difficult to shoehorn in later.

  • Re:Who cares? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by tsm_sf (545316) on Saturday January 29, 2011 @01:45AM (#35041290) Journal

    if your idea of programming is "editing" a couple of "scripts", then you're not a programmer.

    This little religious war gets trotted out every few months, and it always devolves into one final comment to the effect that if you're not using a sewing needle and a lodestone to flip the ones and zeroes manually then you're an effete momma's boy.

    Wanting something to be harder than it needs to be doesn't make you a professional or a "true" anything, it makes you a masochist.

  • Re:Who cares? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Nadaka (224565) on Saturday January 29, 2011 @04:40AM (#35041672)

    32 transactions a second... wow. Impressive.

    I am only required to be able to support 60 thousand simultaneous transactions in the software I develop.

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