NetBeans IDE 8.0 Information

NetBeans IDE 8.0 provides out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for working with the latest Java 8 technologies--Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has a range of new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support.

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New Feature Highlights


  • JDK 8 support: tools and editor enhancements for working with Profiles, Lambdas, and Streams.
  • Java SE Embedded support to deploy, run, debug or profile Java SE applications on an embedded device, such as Raspberry PI, directly from the NetBeans IDE.
  • Java ME Embedded 8 support.
  • Several Java Editor enhancements, such as many new Java hints, Javadoc shown as tooltip, instant rename enhancements, and code completion exclusions.
  • Improved integration with JavaFX Scene Builder.
Code completion for JDK 8
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Java EE

  • New PrimeFaces code generators, to generate complete PrimeFaces skeleton CRUD applications with connection to databases.
  • Tomcat 8.0 and TomEE support, including out-of-box JPA, JSF and JAXRS configuration and data sources.
  • Facelets Template Client wizard asks for sections to generate.
  • Code completion for template sections, and within JSF composite components.
  • Enhanced CDI integration in beans.xml file, with code completion for alternative classes and stereotypes.
  • More flexibility for JPA hints, which can be disabled, enabled, and warning level changed.
Maven graph layout switcher
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  • New Maven graph layout switcher.
  • Navigator shows POM goals.
  • Additional web resources shown in Projects window.
  • Improved Maven performance when re-running Web applications.
  • Improved Maven performance of "Apply Code Changes" while debugging.
Maven graph layout switcher
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  • AngularJS navigation via hyperlinking from view to controllers.
  • Many enhancements for AngularJS in code completion between artifacts, such as code completion in the view to properties defined in controllers.
  • Code completion support in Knockout templates.
  • New editor support for creating JQuery widgets and plugins.
  • Debugging of JavaScript code executed in Nashorn (JDK 8+) script engine is supported.
Code completion for AngularJS
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  • Android 4.4 WebKit debugging supported for Cordova 3.3+.
  • New Karma test runner support.
  • New Grunt build support.
  • Avatar.js is available in the Plugin Manager, via Tools | Plugins. After installation, you're able to create Avatar.js projects.
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  • Support for PHP 5.5.
  • New support for Nette tester.
  • New support for PHP CS Fixer.
  • Enhancements for Twig, Latte, and Neon.
  • Composer supported by New Project Wizard.
PHP Nette tester
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  • New Breadcrumbs feature for navigation in editor.
  • New GDB Console to enable usage of command line GDB mode.
  • New hints and code completions.
  • Improved remote performance.
C++ Breadcrumbs
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  • Enhanced flexibility in the Window System, such as split of editor via drag and drop, and a new API to customize editor tabs.
  • New design of user interface for managing Project Groups.
  • Files in folders can be sorted by extension.
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  • Profiler enhancements: Profile on embedded platforms, show thread owning monitor for lock contention, and improved Threads view.
  • Versioning enhancements: Support for Subversion 1.8 working copies, various enhancements to Git and Mercurial support.
  • Task Schedule and other new features in Tasks window for bug tracking.
Profiler Lock Contention
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Learn more about the features of this release on the NetBeans IDE 8.0 New and Noteworthy page.

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