NetBeans IDE 7.3.1 Release Information

NetBeans IDE 7.3 empowers developers to create and debug rich web and mobile applications using the latest HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 standards. Developers can expect state of the art rich web development experience with a page inspector and CSS style editor, completely revamped JavaScript editor, new JavaScript debugger, and more. Additional highlights available in 7.3 include continued enhancements to the IDE's support for Groovy, PHP, JavaFX and C/C++.

NetBeans IDE 7.3 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

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The latest available download is NetBeans IDE 7.3.1, which is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.3.

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NetBeans IDE 7.3.1 is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.3 and contains the following highlights:

Documentation

Use the following to get started with NetBeans IDE 7.3:

New Feature Highlights

Java EE

  • Support for Java EE 7 with both Maven and Ant projects
  • Deployment to GlassFish 4
  • Deep support for major Java EE 7 specifications: JSF 2.2, JPA 2.1, JAX-RS 2.0, WebSocket 1.0 and more
  • Support for WebLogic 12.1.2 and JBoss 7.x
  • Java Persistence JPQL testing tool

Project Easel: HTML5 Application Development

  • HTML5 Application project with JavaScript testing support
  • JavaScript Editor significantly improved
  • Page inspector and visual CSS style editor
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Embedded WebKit browser; deep integration with Chrome
HTML5 Support in NetBeans
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Java

  • Breadcrumbs: A new navigation bar shows the current embedding in the editor
  • Updated Show member and Show hierarchy views
  • Set of new hints and refactorings
  • Filters for Find Usages results
  • Effective POM editor tab in pom.xml editor
Filters for Find Usage results in NetBeans IDE

JavaFX

  • FXML/Scene Builder Support
  • JDK 7u6+ support on Windows, Mac and Linux
  • FXML editing greatly improved by providing accurate code completion, error marking and more
  • FXML Generate Controller action added on FXML files
FXML Editor in NetBeans IDE

PHP

  • Parsers for Namespaced Annotations (Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, etc.)
  • Basic Composer Integration (Dependency Manager for PHP)
  • Twig Code Completion (with documentation)
  • Smarty Braces Matching for Related Tags
  • Smarty Parser Errors of Unmatched Tags
Smarty Support in NetBeans IDE

Groovy

  • Groovy 2.0 integration
  • Support in Java EE projects
  • Groovy JUnit test support
  • Basic refactoring implemented (Find Usages, Rename for class type)
Groovy JUnit Support in NetBeans IDE

Profiler

  • Sampled memory profiling
  • CPU snapshots comparison
  • Support for Linux ARM machine
NetBeans Profiler Sampled Memory Comparison

C/C++

  • Memory usage reduced by at least half for big projects
  • Parser speed improvements
  • Parser's index can be kept and relocated with project

NetBeans Platform

  • Options dialog contents filtering
  • New File / Open Recent File menu, and a new shortcut CTRL+ALT+T
  • Main toolbar shows new drop down list for overflow situations

Learn more about the features of this release on the NetBeans IDE 7.3 New and Noteworthy page.

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