NetBeans 7.0 beta available now - adds support for JDK 7 and much more!
By Jacob Lehrbaum on Nov 18, 2010
The NetBeans team has just announced availability of the first beta release of NetBeans 7.0. NetBeans 7.0 delivers a large range of features, but perhaps most exciting to developers will be inclusion of support for targeting JDK 7. In particular, the beta adds support for the language changes introduced in Project Coin as well as a number of code editor enhancements.
In addition to support for JDK 7, the 7.0 beta also improves support for integrating your applications with Oracle Database and includes a number of enhancements for working with application servers such as Oracle WebLogic and Glassfish.
NetBeans 7.0 beta also introduces support for editing HTML5 to help you build your web applications with the latest technologies. In addition, as Thomas Kurian announced at JavaOne, future versions of the Java client runtime will include support for rendering HTML5 so this new functionality could prove quite useful for Java developers that plan to use HTML for their client-side Java application user interfaces.
To read more about the release, check out the official release announcement or visit the downloads page to get the beta of NetBeans 7.0 today