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NetBeans IDE 8.2: Feature Complete & Schedule

Geertjan Wielenga

Over the past week, the NetBeans team has communicated to the community, via its mailing lists, that NetBeans IDE 8.2 is now feature complete. That means the final phases of the release will begin, including final bug fixes and testing, as well as interaction with the community in the last stretch to the release.

The key features of NetBeans IDE 8.2 are as follows:

  • ECMAScript 6 support
  • NodeJS enhancements
  • Oracle JET support enhancements
  • PHP7 support
  • Docker support
  • New editor multicaret features
  • New pinnable watches feature
  • SQL profiling
  • C/C++ enhancements

Below, you see ECMAScript 6 support enabling the usage of ECMAScript 6 module syntax:


There are several other features in addition to the above. The complete list of NetBeans IDE 8.2 features is found below:

The release schedule is published below:

All features are available, or being made available, in nightly builds:


Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan is a product manager at Oracle, focused on open source tools such as NetBeans and Oracle JET.