NetBeans IDE 7.1

For those who've been living under a rock for the past few hours—missing the blitz of tweets, e-mails, blogs, blurbs, et al announcements that have been flooding the world—NetBeans IDE 7.1 is here!

The quotes in the Oracle press release really give a human voice to the lengthy list of new features and are worth a read:

Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. "The latest NetBeans IDE release provides the Java developer community with many new features to help them create leading-edge Web, mobile and enterprise applications. As the first IDE to support JavaFX 2.0, NetBeans IDE 7.1 not only gives developers rich support for developing JavaFX 2.0 applications, but also ensures they have access to all of the advances delivered in the latest Java platform releases.”

Ernest C. Lötter, Director and Head of Computational Seismology, Institute of Mine Seismology. "We standardized on the NetBeans IDE as our Java IDE of choice eight years ago and this new release continues to reinforce our decision. The IDE is very easy due to its natural and user-friendly design and the support for Java EE and multiple languages is essential for building maintainable code for our expanding services.”

Wojciech Zwiefka, CTO, Wirtualna Polska. "NetBeans IDE allows our developers to build high quality applications quickly and easily. We use NetBeans to create web applications using the Java EE platform, as well as PHP, JavaScript, and Ajax. We really appreciate the IDE's out-of-box plugins, especially its first class support for Git and Maven. We take advantage of numerous features, such as the profiling and refactoring tools, which help us debug and maintain dozens of our applications. In NetBeans IDE 7.1, we are looking forward to the new features in the Java Editor, as well as the PHP enhancements.”

So watch the cool movie on the new features and download NetBeans IDE 7.1!


why isn't the scala plugins rolled into the base like groovy?

Posted by jim on January 05, 2012 at 05:21 PM PST #

Because Scala is a community driven plugin coming from outside NetBeans IDE, while Groovy is created internally within NetBeans. As far as I know, the external developers working on Scala aren't interested in being rolled into the base -- their work is done independently along their own release cycles independent of NetBeans.

Posted by Geertjan on January 05, 2012 at 05:28 PM PST #

Please pass on my congratulations to the team! I am very pleased with 7.1 so far (having been a bit concerned about sluggishness in the RC)

Posted by Pedrow on January 05, 2012 at 09:33 PM PST #

what about support of 7.1 for grails 2.0??

Posted by guest on January 10, 2012 at 04:55 AM PST #

The Clearcase plugin is now (IMO) severely broken in 7.1.

Open a java file in Netbeans? Instant "hijack, check out, or cancel" pop-up.

Switch to a buffer containing a java file where you answered with a "cancel"? Instant "hijack, check out, or cancel" pop-up.

Yeah, they found the bug but they aren't going to release the fix until the first patch window. But you can bet that the Eclipse users that watch me work are impressed by this! (Just not in a good way. Which is a pity since they *are* impressed with the debugger.)

Posted by guest on February 09, 2012 at 07:50 PM PST #

Can you give me the issue number for this Clearcase problem?

Posted by Geertjan on February 09, 2012 at 09:37 PM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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