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New NetBeans IDE 7.4 Beta Now Available for Download

By: tinu, 15 Jul 2013

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Beta extends the advanced HTML5 development support introduced in NetBeans IDE 7.3 to Java EE and PHP application development, while offering new support for hybrid HTML5 application development on the Android and iOS platforms. In addition, this release provides support for working with preview versions of JDK 8, and includes continued enhancements to JavaFX, C/C++ and more.


Release Highlights Include:

HTML5
  • Phonegap application development
  • Support for Android and iOS Browsers
  • Editing support for stylesheet languages: SASS and LESS
  • Browser switcher in main toolbar
  • Saving changes from Chrome Developer Tools
  • Network monitor
Java EE
  • HTML5 features available in Java EE projects
  • Wizards for JSF 2.2 Resource Library Contracts and FacesComponents
PHP
  • HTML5 features available in PHP applications
  • Nette Framework 2 (with Latte templates) and Zend Framework 2 support
  • Atoum testing framework support
  • Editor and Rename type refactoring improvements
  • Static code analysis support
Java
  • Preview support for JDK 8 features: Profiles, Lambdas
  • Code completion, Hints and Refactoring improvements
  • Native packaging
  • Updated bundled Ant 1.9.0 and Maven 3.0.5
JavaScript
  • Editing support for AngularJS, Knockout and ExtJS frameworks
  • Navigator and code folding in JSON files
  • Enhanced code completion with improved accuracy
JavaFX
  • New FXML File dialog in Maven projects
  • Tighter alignment for JavaSE and JavaFX project types
  • Improvements to Project Deployment options
C/C++
  • Run/Debug launchers support
  • Find Usages improvements
  • C/C++ formatting style per project
Miscellaneous
  • Lock Contention for profiling tasks
  • Enhancements to Versioning tools: Subversion, Git, Mercurial
  • TestNG and Junit improvements
  • Improvements to Databases
  • New Tasks Dashboard and Notifications windows

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Beta is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. Visit the 7.4 New and Noteworthy page for a complete list of highlights.

The final release of NetBeans IDE 7.4 is planned for Fall 2013.

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