This is a quick entry (with pictures!!!) on installing Ruby and Rails support on Netbeans 7.0. As you will see it is very easy to do if you have ever installed a plugin beyond your initial Netbeans install.
So you startup your freshly installed Netbeans and you see this:
At this point you want to select Tools -> Plugins:
This will pop up the plugins manager in Netbeans. Click on the ‘Available Plugins’ tab and click check box for ‘Ruby and Rails’. Then hit ‘Install’ button at bottom of manager:
Now you need to click through the install process. Click Next:
Click ‘Continue’ (The certificates are all self-signed and unfortunately you get this message, but it is ok):
After this you select ‘Finish’ and then you need to restart Netbeans:
At this point you can pat yourself on the back....you now have Ruby and Rails support in Netbeans 7.0.
It should also be fairly obvious that you this entry walks you how to install any plugin (*hint* *hint* - like the git plugin) in Netbeans. Enjoy!