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  • March 24, 2014

Onwards to NetBeans 9

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

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

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Comments ( 9 )
  • mark stephens Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

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

  • Geertjan Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

  • guest Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    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

  • mark stephens Friday, March 28, 2014

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

  • guest Saturday, June 21, 2014

    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?

  • tk512 Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    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.

  • Geertjan Thursday, January 29, 2015

    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.

  • Dejan Lekic Friday, April 17, 2015

    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

  • tk512 Friday, April 17, 2015

    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.

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