By alexismp on Jan 05, 2012
The GA version of NetBeans 7.1 is now available and it's a great way to start the year!
You'll find previous coverage of this product here.
Other than Java FX 2.0 support (the main theme for this release), this version overall adds a lot of Java EE polish (mainly in the area of CDI), and remains a top-notch Maven IDE capable of scaling to very large projects.
Of course the out-of-the-box experience is another strong reason to consider upgrading to this 7.1 release which ships with GlassFish 3.1.1 ("Java", and "All" distros). The Java EE content in the What's new in NetBeans 7.1 video starts at 8:00. Next stop: NetBeans 7.1.1.