Oracle has released NetBeans IDE 7.1, the latest version of the open-source integrated development environment featuring JavaFX 2.0 support.
community has announced the release of NetBeans IDE 7.1, the latest version of
the popular open-source Java integrated development environment.
blog, the 7.1 release introduces support for JavaFX
2.0 by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0
applications. NetBeans IDE 7.1 also provides significant Swing GUI Builder
enhancements, CSS3 support, and tools for visual debugging of Swing and JavaFX
user interfaces. Additional highlights include Git support integrated into the
IDE, new PHP debugging features, various Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java
EE) and Maven improvements and more. NetBeans 7.1 is available for download here
7.1 release is an important and significant release aimed at providing new and
improved client development support, which includes support for the new JavaFX
2.0 specification, new visual debugging of UIs, along with improvements and
enhancements to existing features in areas such as Java EE, version control and
Bug Tracking among others.
latest NetBeans IDE release provides the Java developer community with many new
features to help them create leading-edge Web, mobile and enterprise
applications," Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president of the
Tools and Middleware unit at Oracle, said in a statement. "As the first IDE to
support JavaFX 2.0, NetBeans IDE 7.1 not only gives developers rich support for
developing JavaFX 2.0 applications, but also ensures they have access to all of
the advances delivered in the latest Java platform releases."
"There is a
bit of everything in this release," Al Hilwa, an analyst with IDC, told eWEEK
. "Probably the most work was done
to support the restructured JavaFX 2.0, which now loses the scripting language
but gains a lower-friction way to develop Web user interfaces. Beyond that, I
would rank the Visual Debugger as a tool that will be broadly useful. Finally,
NetBeans shows that it is not just about Java, and so a fair amount of work has
gone to better support PHP, CSS3 and C/C++. Overall, it is great to see that
Oracle keeps investing in NetBeans, and even using it to support its flagship
WebLogic 12c server."
stated, the JavaFX 2.0 release aligns more tightly with Java developers by
dropping FX Script and instead being based purely in Java. NetBeans will
support the new release of JavaFX by enabling its use in regular Java projects,
with the full support of NetBeans compile/debug/profile capabilities available.
JavaFX is a
software platform for creating and delivering rich Internet applications that
can run across a wide variety of connected devices, including desktops, browser
and mobile phones, TV set-top boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and other
7.1 is a free, open-source IDE available for Windows, Mac, Solaris and Linux
that enables developers to rapidly create Web, enterprise, desktop and mobile
applications for the Java platform.