Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

NetBeans 7 final is out!

The NetBeans team has just delivered NetBeans 7, a new major IDE release. Congratulations to the folks in Prague (and elsewhere)!

One of the main new features is support for the draft Java SE 7 specification and in particular the Project Coin languages changes (diamond operator, multi-catch, ARM blocks, etc) including hints to refactor existing code to take advantage of them.


The tool still offers great out-of-the-box experience and now has improved Java EE 6 support over 6.9.1. NetBeans 7.0 is now the stable NetBeans release you want to be using with GlassFish 3.1 (see new features). It also supports recent versions of Oracle WebLogic Server.

Maven 3, better Oracle DB integration, Git and enhanced PHP support are other new features in this release. Get the full list from this page.
Next stop: 7.0.1 (still early days).

Thursday Oct 07, 2010

NetBeans 7.0

There is a revised NetBeans roadmap: NetBeans 6.10 Changes to NetBeans 7.0 and now releases in March 2011. NB 7.0 still has support for GlassFish 3.1 but now will also come with support for JDK 7 language features and for JDK 7 beta.  The plan is that there will be a minor patch release later when JDK 7 goes final, and later there will be a NB 7.1 with support for Client Java and JavaFX Java APIs.

NB 7.0 will also add support for WebLogic Server, Maven 3 and Oracle DB. See Announcement, NewAndNoteworthy and Roadmap. And get ready for NB 7.0 M2; it should be out next week.