Onwards to NetBeans 9

Extract from a brand new interview with Chris Tonas, Vice President of Mobility and Application Development Tools at Oracle:

The whole thing is here:



Great news :-) Netbeans goes from strength to strength.

Can you share any of the plans for new features in NetBeans 9 yet?

Posted by mark stephens on March 25, 2014 at 12:14 AM PDT #

No, much too early at this point, aside from tools for JDK 9, of course.

Posted by Geertjan on March 25, 2014 at 12:49 AM PDT #

What is the opinion of the NetBeans development team on introducing JavaFX into the NetBeans Platform? If this has been discussed already: where can I find online archives of these discussions?

Doing so would, imho, have some compelling advantages:
* provide an RCP for JavaFX (which it's currently lacking, afaik)
* allow to run NetBeans Platform applications on anything that runs JavaFX (e.g. Raspberry Pi)
* be a great showcase for JavaFX

Posted by guest on March 25, 2014 at 12:49 PM PDT #

The FXPanel actually makes it very easy to create NetBeans plugins and apps mixing Swing and JavaFX or you can do straight JavaFX.

Posted by mark stephens on March 28, 2014 at 01:29 AM PDT #

Congratulatios Geertjan for the great work you do promoting Netbeans! Given the capabilities of JavaFX to respond to touch and gesture events, any future plans to be able to run Netbeans RCP apps on tablets using iOS or Android for version 9?

Posted by guest on June 21, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT #

Hope you fix the performance issues seen on Retina Macbook Pro's and NetBeans.

Some people claim this has been fixed in the latest JDK 8 or even JDK 9, but although it's slightly better, it's still a very laggy experience. To the point one has to consider using another IDE.

Posted by tk512 on January 28, 2015 at 01:24 PM PST #

I myself use Retina Macbook Pro's and NetBeans as well, on occasion, and haven't encountered any performance problems thus far. So, it does appear to be a problem specific to very particular environments.

Posted by Geertjan on January 29, 2015 at 02:38 AM PST #

IDEA has extremely powerful feature in the debugger which shows variable changes as comments in the code, and dynamically highlights changes in them when we do another pass.

This is so powerful feature that I know friends who switched to IDEA only because of this. Therefore, I suggest NetBeans crew to implement it as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Posted by Dejan Lekic on April 17, 2015 at 03:46 AM PDT #

I've since changed to IDEA and I'm really happy with it. Overall I feel it's a better IDE than NetBeans. However I am fully open to switching back to NetBeans 9 if that makes sense down the road.

Posted by tk512 on April 17, 2015 at 04:26 AM PDT #

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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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