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?
No, much too early at this point, aside from tools for JDK 9, of course.
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
The FXPanel actually makes it very easy to create NetBeans plugins and apps mixing Swing and JavaFX or you can do straight JavaFX.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 22
9:00 - 9:45: Moscone West - Room 2014
Delivering Mobile Apps to the Field with Oracle JET (DEV6242)
Over the last
few days, I introduced and held an Oracle JET workshop in Oslo,
earlier in the same week in Amsterdam, the week before that...
Together with my colleague JB Brock I've spent the past week in
South Africa. Last year, with Andrejus Baranovskis from Oracle