NetBeans IDE Advancement Continues with Version 7.0 Release
NetBeans IDE 7.0 was released today. The Oracle announcement describes Version 7.0 as the "first integrated development environment to offer support for the forthcoming JDK 7 release" and says the "enhancements enable faster and more efficient application development."
In addition to providing support for the Java SE 7 Developer Preview Release, NetBeans 7.0 also includes enhanced integration with WebLogic server, added support for Oracle databases and GlassFish 3.1, Maven 3, HTML 5 editing, a new GridBagLayout designer for Swing GUI development, Java editor enhancements, and more. View the NetBeans IDE 7.0 Overview screencast for more details.
As Oracle Tools and Middleware chief architect and senior vice president Ted Farrell said:
Oracle 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.
A year or two ago, we were wondering what would become of NetBeans once Oracle completed its acquisition of Sun. The answer's quite clear today!
- Gary Weaver, Various Versions of Java and Mac OS X;
- Shing Wai Chan, Turning off default error page in GlassFish 3.x;
- Ed Burns, JSF Logo Contest: Win a Free Book; and
- John Ferguson Smart, New Online TDD/BDD and Automated Web Testing Courses for Europe.
Our current java.net poll asks "How many times in the past decade have you switched your primary IDE / code editor?" Voting will close on Monday.