Released: NetBeans IDE 8.1
The NetBeans team is happy and proud to announce the release of NetBeans IDE 8.1. As always, it is free and open source. For the first time, Node.js tools, including a debugger, have been integrated.
The NetBeans team is happy and proud to announce the release of NetBeans IDE 8.1.
NetBeans IDE 8.1 truly fits the pieces together, all for free, while having a worldwide community of enthusiastic users.
Here, the Node.js debugger is shown in action, stepping through the code:
New Features for Java Developers, and More
For Java developers, there’s much to like in NetBeans IDE 8.1. Not only has the Profiler been revamped, but there’s also enhanced code completion (“intellisense”), a more expressive Navigator shows overridden & implemented methods, there are enhanced ordering rules in the Options window, as well as performance improvements for Java navigation tools (“Go To Type” (Ctrl-O), “Go To File” (Alt-Shift-O), and “Go To Symbol” (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-O)). In addition, “Find Usages” can include dependencies for the first time.
Specifically for Java EE developers, there’s support for remote Oracle WebLogic Server and the community contributed support for WildFly 9 and WildFly 10 has been enhanced. Together with the new features throughout the NetBeans IDE 8 release cycle for Maven, Git, and PrimeFaces, Java EE developers really have a lot to gain from adding NetBeans IDE to their toolbox.
Let’s also not forget to mention the many enhancements for PHP developers and C/C++ developers.
The full list of new features is found here:
Note: Within the NetBeans IDE 8.1 release cycle, a handy document has been put together, which is worth a read, “The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans”, find it here on JAXEnter: