NetBeans IDE 7.2 Beta

NetBeans IDE 7.2 Beta Release Information

The NetBeans IDE is an award-winning integrated development environment available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. The NetBeans project consists of anopen-source IDE and an application platform that enable developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.


The NetBeans project is supported by a vibrant developer community and offers extensive documentation and training resources as well as a diverse selection of third-party plugins.

New Feature Highlights


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


    • FindBugs support
    • TestNG testing framework support
    • New refactorings and hints
    • Various Maven support enhancements
    • Various Debugger enhancements

    Java EE

    • Oracle Public Cloud and 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


    • Scene Builder interoperability
    • Improved FXML and JavaFX 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


    • 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

    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


    • 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

    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


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

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

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