Oracle today announced the general availability of NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.3.
The new release improves support for the Java platform with feature enhancements including new hints and refactorings in the editor and improved support for editing FXML layout files in JavaFX projects.
NetBeans IDE 7.3 continues to support the latest Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and GlassFish Server releases along with a new stand alone JPQL editor, to run and test JPQL queries directly from the IDE.
NetBeans IDE is a free, open source IDE available for Windows, Mac, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and other Linux distributions, that enables developers to rapidly create Web, enterprise, desktop and mobile applications for the Java platform, PHP and C/C++.
NetBeans IDE 7.3 is available for download here. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
Building State-of-the-Art Web and Mobile Applications
Code completion support for jQuery
Support for responsive Web design-based applications
CSS Styling support and code completion for new CSS3 rules
Live code and Web page synchronization facilitated by deep bi-directional integration with Google Chrome and the internal WebKit-based browser.
Enhanced editor, with additional new features such as Breadcrumbs support and access to Clipboard History.
New support for profiling Java applications on Linux ARM based systems, such as the Raspberry Pi.
"As long-term users of NetBeans IDE, we recently started the process of migrating to the new Java EE specifications with RESTful Web Services and an HTML5 frontend," said Nicolas Eysseric, Vice President Engineering, Silverpeas. "With NetBeans IDE 7.3 and its HTML5 tools, our backend Java engineers and frontend web designers will all be able to use the same IDE which will simplify and speed up our development processes. Finally, the whole team will 'speak' the same IDE."