The release candidate for NetBeans 8 is available.
The top 5 features of the release
- Tools for Java 8 Technologies. Especially code analyzers
and converters for moving to lambdas, functional operations, and method
references, as well as one-click deployment and profiling for IoT, i.e.,
on embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi.
- Tools for Java EE Developers. Here the focus is on out of
the box PrimeFaces application and artifact generators. End to end
development of Java EE applications, from code generators to Java editor
enhancements supporting PrimeFaces developers. In addition, there's TomEE support for the first time, and the new WildFly plugin by Red Hat guys.
- Tools for Maven. Maven is really the key feature of
NetBeans IDE, since it is the meeting point of so many different
technologies and tools. No plugins needed in NetBeans IDE for this, just
open the folder containing your POM and the IDE does the rest, defining
the project in the IDE completely from your POM.
NetBeans 8, especially focused on connecting model, controller, and view
classes with each other via code completion and hyperlinks.
- Tools for HTML5. Grunt and Karma out of the box!
Also, many other enhancements, and new tools, for PHP developers and C/C++ developers too.
For more details, see The top 5 features of NetBeans IDE 8 on JAXEnter.com.