Oracle releases NetBeans 7.0, a new release of the popular Java integrated development environment (IDE) with enhancements such as support for JDK 7 and HTML5.
has released a major new version of the NetBeans integrated development
environment, NetBeans IDE 7.0
developers to take advantage of latest developments in Java Platform, Standard
Edition (Java SE), NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for the
upcoming JDK 7 release, currently available as a Developer Preview. NetBeans
IDE 7.0 is currently the only open source IDE available to provide support for
the JDK 7 Developer Preview.
continues to enhance the NetBeans platform, providing developers with a
feature-rich, open-source IDE for the creation of Java-based mobile, Web and
desktop applications," said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice
president of Tools and Middleware at Oracle, in a statement. "NetBeans IDE 7.0
is the industry's first IDE to support the upcoming JDK 7 release enabling
developers to take advantage of the latest developments in Java and to deliver
higher quality applications, faster and easier."
release also delivers enhanced integration with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g
and support for Oracle
, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3.1
, and Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1
comes up often as the most popular Java IDE after Eclipse," said Al Hilwa, an
analyst at IDC. "It captures the segment of no-nonsense Java developers who
like a higher level of fit and finish in their IDE. This release shows that
Oracle understands its value and continues to invest in it as perhaps the
flagship Java IDE. Support for JDK7 will help speed the transition will allow
developers to start enjoying the new capabilities before any other IDE.
NetBeans platform enables developers to rapidly create Web, enterprise,
desktop and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as with PHP,
Linux and Oracle Solaris
and is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and
latest version of the NetBeans IDE provides enhanced support across key
technologies and programming languages, including Java SE, with editor
enhancements including code completion and hints. NetBeans 7 also features
Maven 3 support, JUnit 4.8.2 integration and additional JUnit improvements,
remote HTTP URLs supported for Javadoc in libraries and Java platforms,
providing support for "remotely hosted" javadoc, and improved visual customizer
The new version of NetBeans also features faster deployment
to Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, new server runtime node displaying deployed
applications and resources and JavaServer Faces integration with server
In addition NetBeans 7.0 features streamlined Web
development with HTML5 editing support now available in the HTML editor along
with improved HTML code validation.
for HTML5 is smart and forward looking and integration with various application
lifecycle technologies allows NetBeans to make inroads into ever larger
projects and enterprise" Hilwa said. "Support for Glassfish tells me that
Glassfish continues to be strategic for Oracle which is another sign of strong
commitment to open source technologies. NetBeans dropped support for Ruby and
so may not make new friends with Ruby developers, but it has plenty of goodies
for PHP and other developers."
The NetBeans IDE supports GlassFish 3.1 with domain restart and log viewer
for remote GlassFish Server instances. The IDE also features enhanced support
for the Oracle database including editing and deployment of stored procedures,
a simplified connection wizard and guided installation to JDBC driver.