Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
Friday Jan 11, 2013
By Petr Jiricka on Jan 11, 2013
The new HTML5 development features in NetBeans 7.3 (codenamed Project Easel) were first publicly introduced at the JavaOne San Francisco conference in October 2012. Project Easel was featured in several conference sessions and BOFs, as well as in the main Technical Keynote.
If you did not attend the conference, or missed the Easel sessions, or planned to attend them but could not get into the room (yes, some of the sessions were completely packed!), the good news is that you can watch the recorded sessions online. Presentation slides are available for download as well. This will give you a more in-depth overview of Easel than the screencasts at netbeans.org. So without further ado, here are the links to the recorded JavaOne 2012 sessions related to new HTML5 development features in NetBeans 7.3, by speakers John Brock, David Konecny and John Ceccarelli:
JavaOne Technical Keynote (Easel demo starts at 1:23:30)
Monday Jan 07, 2013
By Petr Jiricka on Jan 07, 2013
Hello, this is a blog of the team that works on the client-side web technologies support in the NetBeans IDE.
NetBeans has always been an IDE for web developers. However, the predominant focus so far was on server-side technologies such as Java EE, PHP or Grails. The upcoming NetBeans IDE 7.3 release adds focus on client side web technologies, i.e. on developing applications that utilize the HTML5 family of technologies.
NetBeans 7.3, which is currently available as a Beta 2 release, and will reach the final release in Q1 2013, contains numerous new features for client-side web development, collectively referred to as Project Easel. This includes:
- Page inspector and visual CSS style editor
- Deep integration with Chrome
- Embedded WebKit browser
- and more...
To explore these features, watch the screencast - part 1 and part 2. Or, download the Beta 2 release of NetBeans 7.3 and give it a try. To get more involved, you can also post on our forums, subscribe to the mailing list or file bug reports - see Project Easel wiki for more details on how to participate.
However, it does not all end with NetBeans 7.3 - we already have lots of plans and improvements in the works for future releases of NetBeans. Going forward, information about new features, improvements, highlights, tips, HOWTOs, future plans and more, will be published on this blog.
This is the blog of the NetBeans client-side web team, which develops the support for HTML5 applications in the NetBeans IDE.
- NetBeans 7.4 Release Candidate, with Cordova support
- KnockoutJS Web Apps with NetBeans
- NetBeans 7.4 Beta release
- Develop Mobile Web Applications On Your Android Device
- Emmet plugin for NetBeans 7.3
- HTML5 development in Java EE and PHP projects
- Editing CSS Preprocessor Sources
- What works better for you? NetBeans IDE or Chrome Developer Tools?
- Network Monitor for REST and WebSockets communication
- NetBeans IDE 7.3 is out!