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  • July 24, 2012

Top 10 New Features in NetBeans IDE 7.2

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

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!

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Comments ( 12 )
  • Kenneth Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    What a amazing tools !

  • guest Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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

  • David Kopp Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    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.

  • Geertjan Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Geertjan Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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


  • Haris Monday, July 30, 2012

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

  • guest Friday, August 3, 2012

    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 http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=210752

    BUT is there any way around this. The installation is clean and I'd prefer not to backtrack to earlier releases.

  • guest Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Why no ruby/rails support ? :(:(

  • guest Friday, August 10, 2012

    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.

  • Santbir singh Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    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.

  • Prakash Saturday, September 15, 2012

    Do we have any visual web designer in netbeans 7.2

  • guest Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    Most thinking people would consider Maven support a negative.

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

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