Netbeans 7.0 Released


Posted by Andrew McCombe on Tue Apr 26, 2011

After what feels like a year Netbeans 7.0 is finally released. NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for development to the proposed Java SE 7 specification with the JDK 7 developer preview. The release also provides enhanced integration with the Oracle WebLogic server, as well as support for Oracle Database and GlassFish 3.1. Additional highlights include Maven 3 and HTML5 editing support; a new GridBagLayout designer for improved Swing GUI development; enhancements to the Java editor, and more.

NetBeans IDE 7.0 features the following changes:

  • Introduction of JDK 7 support including editor enhancements (syntax, hints)
  • Revamped support for WebLogic Application Server and GlassFish 3.1
  • Oracle Database improvements
  • HTML5 editing support
  • Maven 3 is supported and bundled with the IDE
  • Improved support for CDI, REST services, Java Persistence, and Bean Validation
  • PHP Rename Refactoring
  • Line wrapping
  • Improved detection of external changes (native file system listening)
  • Updates to the C/C++ support (remote file system browsing, library projects running/debugging, enhanced templates/specializations)
  • Support for Git 1.7.х
  • Additional enhancements are listed at the NetBeans IDE 7.0 New and Noteworthy page

For more about this release, see the NetBeans IDE 7.0 Release Information page.