JavaFX-ready Netbeans gets further improvements

NetBeans IDE 7.1.1 is here, quick to support newest Glassfish

Chris Mayer

The popular and pretty modular Java IDE gets its first boost for 2012 – with all the latest technologies brought up-to-date.

In a week that seems to be ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ of Java-land, the highly acclaimed Java IDE, NetBeans has received its first update since 7.1 back in January.

NetBeans 7.1.1 continues on the path toward a comprehensive JavaFX capability, with the addition of JavaFX 2.0.3 SDK support, although this isn’t bundled in the package. As with NetBeans’ cross-platform nature, we can also welcome Java ME SDK 3.0.5 into the fold.

NetBeans don’t like to hang about either, bundling the latest from open source server GlassFish, in the 3.1.2 release to the IDE as well. The new release includes TopLink integration, DCOM support for managing remote instances and support for GMS and EclipseLink MOXY.

Rounding out the update is the normal performance improvements, and the integration of the latest security patches. Basically everything from 7.1 is made a little bit better, which includes:

  • Batch refactoring tool for bulk changes in Java Editor
  • New UI Debugger for JavaFX and Swing
  • Support for WebLogic 12c
  • Improved support for CDI, EJB, JSF, Spring, Web Services
  • Subversion and Mercurial enhancements and bundled Git support
  • Maven enhancements
  • PHP enhancements
  • Additional enhancements are listed at the NetBeans IDE 7.1 page

The IDE is compliant in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. NetBeans can be downloaded here.


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