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Ruby Dropped In Netbeans 7 140

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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  • Hurry up Oracle (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 29, 2011 @01:14AM (#35041068)

    and drop netbeans all together

    The sooner there isn't an ide that allows someone to hack something together without writing code and clicking the next buttons on wizards the sooner people in my profession will stop asking me to "please do the needful for the same"

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 29, 2011 @03:45AM (#35041476)

    Well, considering he's not going to be making any money for the product that he's giving away for free, pardon him for not wanting to spend money to pay people to work on it. Sorry, but it's a business decision and Ruby support doesn't actually make them any money, especially if they're more interested in trying to sell Java-based solutions now that they own that.

    Part of the reason Sun was bought out was because they spent money on utterly pointless crap like adding Ruby support to Netbeans in the first place. A lot of developer effort that in no way helped them to stay in business. Whoever pulled the trigger on this did so because it was a waste of money for the company. The only possible thing it could do is get them a little good will from people who are unlikely to buy Oracle products anyways.

    Well that and most of the industry is past the Ruby phase anyhow. It really didn't pan out and even the diehards will have moved on in another decade. It's not like the language is going places.

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