Apache NetBeans 11.1 released: New Java EE 8 enhancements
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.
Here are some of the enhancements arriving with this release:
- Java EE 8 support for Maven and Gradle-based web apps: Create Java EE 8 apps and deploy to a Java EE 8 container with Maven archetype
- Payara integration: Out of the box support
- Gluon OpenJFX samples integration: Added OpenJFX samples module to JavaFX
- JEP-330 integration: JEP-330 allows for the Java launcher to run a program supplied as a single file of Java source code.
- New shortcut: ‘main’ shortcut creates ‘public static void main’
- Fixed auto Jigsaw module name generation
- Gradle Java EE support
- New splash screen: HiDPI splash screen automatically imprinted with the product version
- Maven project compile args passed to Java editor
- Exclusion prevention: Maven libraries no will no longer be excluded
- Debugger support: Added debugger support for Gradle Web Projects
- Improved icon scaling: HiDPI displays receive a makeover, including improved icon scaling and improved tabcontrol border appearance
- Kotlin coloring: Syntax coloring for .kt Kotlin files added
- Gradle HTML UI improvements
- PHP 7.4 support: Updated version and new PHP samples
- Java frontend app wizard: New wizard implemented for Gradle
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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”.)
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.
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