NetBeans IDE 7.4 Beta Release Information

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.

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Beta is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

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New Feature Highlights

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
NetBeans IDE Browser Switcher
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Java EE

  • HTML5 features available in Java EE projects
  • Wizards for JSF 2.2 Resource Library Contracts and FacesComponents
HTML5 Application in Java EE in NetBeans IDE
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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
Nette Framework2 Support in NetBeans IDE
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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
JDK8 Preview Support in NetBeans IDE

JavaScript

  • Editing support for AngularJS, Knockout and ExtJS frameworks
  • Navigator and code folding in JSON files
  • Enhanced code completion with improved accuracy
JSON Navigator in NetBeans IDE
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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
Find Usages improvements in NetBeans IDE

Miscellaneous

  • New Tasks Dashboard and Notifications windows
  • Lock Contention for profiling tasks
  • Bugzilla Offline Mode
  • Enhancements to Versioning tools: Subversion, Git, Mercurial
  • TestNG and Junit improvements
  • Improvements to Databases
Task Window in NetBeans IDE

Learn more about the features of this release on the NetBeans IDE 7.4 New and Noteworthy page.

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