Milestone: First release outside the Apache Incubator

Apache NetBeans 11.1 released: New Java EE 8 enhancements

Sarah Schlothauer
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What’s new in Apache NetBeans? The first release of the new quarterly release cycle is here: announcing Apache NetBeans version 11.1. See what’s been added in this new update, including all the new Java EE enhancements, Java EE 8 support for Maven-based and Gradle-based web apps, and several changes made to the platform.

The latest version of Apache NetBeans, and the very first release of the new quarterly release cycle arrived. Apache announced the release of version 11.1 on July 22, 2019. It comes with a few improvements and some enhancements to Java EE.

Since v11 is the long term support version, Apache cautions that the 11.1 release has not been extensively tested. Thus, it may not be as stable. The next LTS release will release, schedule permitting, April 2020. Until then, let’s take a look at the update and see the latest changes to this framework.

Newest features

Here are some of the enhancements arriving with this release:

SEE ALSO: Maintain your workflow with Apache Airflow

Downloading v11.1

You can either download the latest version (more information available here) or build from source. (As of July 22, installers for v11.1 are listed as “coming soon”.)

SEE ALSO: How to perform speculative query executions in Apache Cassandra using GoCql

View the Javadoc for Apache NetBeans 11.1.

Check out the GitHub repo. User requirements for NetBeans includes Git, Ant 1.9.9 or above, Oracle JDK 8 or 9 or OpenJDK 8 or 9, and optionally, MinGW.

Find any bugs? Follow this link and report them.

Sarah Schlothauer

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Sarah Schlothauer is the editor for She received her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and cat where she enjoys reading, writing, and medieval reenactment. She is also the editor for Conditio Humana, an online magazine about ethics, AI, and technology.

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