NetBeans 7.2 is out!
By Martin Janicek on Jul 25, 2012
NetBeans 7.2 was published yesterday. I have to say that in my eyes it's one of the biggest progress I've ever seen in NetBeans when jumping from one version to another. There is really a lot of performance improvements almost everywhere. Project scanning is faster, IDE startup is faster, indexing sources is now transactional which allows you to use all of the IDE features while the scanning is in progress. Of course there are also Groovy & Grails related performance improvements. Scanning bigger Grails projects (and sometimes even the smaller-middle sized) was always pain in the ass, but now the speed is more than 100x times faster than before. And at last but not least Go to type action speed on Groovy types was improved as well.
Of course there is also a lot of new features others then performance. Java refactoring was greatly improved, there is a new support for TestNG, PHP 5.4, Groovy 1.8.6 and much more! You might want to look at Geertjan's blog where you can find Top 10 New Features in NetBeans IDE 7.2. Or if you are interested in details, you can find more release information here. And if you are interested in details even more, the complete list of feature can be found here.
Finally, you can download the NetBeans 7.2 IDE right here!