NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 Release Information

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Release Overview

NetBeans IDE 7.2 provides a significantly improved performance and coding experience, with new static code analysis capabilities in the Java Editor and smarter project scanning. The release also includes notable features such as integration with Scene Builder for visually creating JavaFX forms; support for multiple PHP frameworks; updated Groovy support; and many other enhancements in Java EE, Maven, C/C++ and the NetBeans Platform.

NetBeans IDE 7.2 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

Get the NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 Release

The latest available download is NetBeans IDE 7.2.1, which is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.2.

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NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.2 and contains the following highlights:

  • Support for JavaME 3.2 SDK
  • Full support for JavaFX 2.2 SDK
  • Integration of recent patches

Documentation

Use the following to get started with NetBeans IDE 7.2:

New Feature Highlights

Performance

  • Project scanning now on background, not blocking editor features and navigation
  • Improved project scanning speed
  • Improved performance on remote Filesystems


Java

  • FindBugs support
  • TestNG testing framework support
  • New refactorings and hints
  • Various Maven support enhancements
  • Various Debugger enhancements
Refactoring in NetBeans IDE 7.2

Java EE

  • Amazon Elastic Beanstalk support
  • Code completion for Java Persistence named queries and JPQL statements
  • More editor hints for EJB and CDI
  • Improved and updated support for JSF component suites
Cloud Support in NetBeans IDE 7.2

JavaFX

  • Scene Builder interoperability
  • Improved FXML and FX CSS support
  • FX-in-Swing Projects
  • Default configurations for instant Run as WebStart and Run in Browser
  • Project auto-update and improved FX SDK/RT auto-detection
JavaFX Support in NetBeans IDE

PHP

  • Support for PHP 5.4
  • PHP editing: Fix Uses action, annotations support, editing of Neon and Apache Config files and more
  • Support for Symfony2, Doctrine2 and ApiGen frameworks
  • FTP remote synchronization
  • Support for running PHP projects on Hudson
PHP Support in NetBeans IDE 7.2

Groovy and Grails

  • Dramatic improvement of scanning, code completion and Go to Type action speed
  • Updated to Groovy version 1.8.6
  • Enhancements of code completion and editor hints
Groovy Support in NetBeans IDE 7.2

C/C++

  • Support new C++11 standard
  • Pretty printing, watchpoints and catchpoints support for gdb
  • Partial and Incremental Find Usages
  • Improved parsing performance and reduced memory consumption
C++11 Support in NetBeans IDE 7.2

NetBeans Platform

  • Positioning of tabs in window system can be configured
  • Support for custom implementations of tab control
  • New @NavigatorPanel.Registration for registering navigator panels declaratively
  • New @Arg annotation for registering command line options declaratively
  • New @NbBundle.Messages available on fields
NetBeans Platform Windowing System

Miscelleanous

  • Subversion 1.7 built-in support
  • Improved Find in Projects functionality
  • New default locations for userdir and cachedir
  • 64-bit launcher for Windows
Improved Find in Projects in NetBeans IDE 7.2

Learn more about the features of this release on the NetBeans IDE 7.2 New and Noteworthy page.

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