Top 10 New Features in NetBeans IDE 7.2

Start spreading the news! NetBeans IDE 7.2 is out with, as always, its clean and neat user interface:

Here's the top 10 features you'll find in this release:

  • Static code analysis support, in particular, FindBugs integration.
  • Smoother startup and faster project scanning.
  • New, better, and faster tools throughout the Java Editor.
  • Enhancements for Java EE developers, such as JPA code completion and PrimeFaces 3.2.
  • Better JavaFX tools, in particular, JavaFX Scene Builder integration.
  • Even more NetBeans love for Maven.
  • Tools and templates for TestNG.
  • New PHP frameworks integrated, together with more editor tools.
  • Groovy & Grails faster and more tools.
  • NetBeans C++ powered up and yet more support than before.

Go get it while the buzz is buzzing!


What a amazing tools !

Posted by Kenneth on July 24, 2012 at 08:32 PM PDT #

I wish you guys would re-enable support for Ruby/Rails. You are breaking my heart.

Posted by guest on July 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM PDT #

Geertjan, could you please write a blog post on how to use the new search in projects SPI to add search support for a custom binary file format? I'm need to do that for my job, and I'm going around in circles looking at the JavaDocs.

Posted by David Kopp on July 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM PDT #

Hi David Kopp, does this help:

Posted by Geertjan on July 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM PDT #

guest, the best people in the world are developing the NetBeans Ruby/Rails plugin... the Ruby community itself:

Posted by Geertjan on July 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM PDT #

There's no way to make ruby plugin work on Netbeans 7.2. That old community plugin does not work

Posted by Haris on July 30, 2012 at 01:24 AM PDT #

Can you tell me how to get 7.2 started up please? I'd love to be using NB again.
I have NB 7.2 and jdk1.7.0_05 running on Win7x64. It never starts up. I've spotted that there is a deadlock - see
BUT is there any way around this. The installation is clean and I'd prefer not to backtrack to earlier releases.

Posted by guest on August 03, 2012 at 02:22 PM PDT #

Why no ruby/rails support ? :(:(

Posted by guest on August 08, 2012 at 02:29 AM PDT #

Why don't you guys provide us with a compatible Ruby plugin. We're not even asking for new features, just the old plugin as it is. No longer using Netbeans. The Ruby plugin does NOT work with Netbeans 7.2.

Posted by guest on August 10, 2012 at 02:31 PM PDT #

We are looking for java ide IDE for drag and drop component as visual web pack. But its working only on older netbeans ide 5.5 and no latest VWP available so its littile tuff when we are working on java web application can you suggest if there any IDE for drag and drop control or when sun microsystem will lodge the ide?? with these features. Why they stopped working on VWP (Visual Web pack). I am new to java looking for IDE to Escape from lengthy coding.

Posted by Santbir singh on September 12, 2012 at 05:44 AM PDT #

Do we have any visual web designer in netbeans 7.2

Posted by Prakash on September 15, 2012 at 05:14 AM PDT #

Most thinking people would consider Maven support a negative.

The sooner that verbose, over-engineered pile of garbage dies, the better for everyone.

Posted by guest on January 07, 2013 at 05:06 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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