I'm very happy to have finally discovered support of Beanshell script files inside Netbeans.

For the readers not aware of Beanshell, it is literally speaking a PHP version of Java. Consists on scripts written in Java-like language that are interpreted at run time: http://www.beanshell.org

Beanshell is not one of those hype things that you hear about and then vanishes the next day, the project is just as old as Java itself and still rocks today!

I'm a big fan of Beanshell as you can see. It was added as the scripting framework for the Remedium project. My only sorrow was not being able to use the Netbeans IDE to edit these files. Ok, you can edit any text file inside the IDE.

However, I missed the nice syntax highlighting and polished/familiar features provided by Netbeans and had been using Notepad plus since the past year.

Right now, everyone can include beanshell scripts inside their Java projects. Head out to the project from Thomas Werner at sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nbbeanshell/ and install it on your IDE.

If you like this plugin, don't forget to vote at the sourceforge page.

One piece of advice, you will need to install the latest Netbeans (version 7.1.1 at the time of this writing) to get it running without any fuss.

I was very happy to see this plugin installed, now I can finally work with Netbeans again... :)