Oracle OpenWorld Sees NetBeans 7.1 Beta

Oracle has delivered a beta version of its enhanced NetBeans integrated development environment

Oracle has beefed up the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and announced the availability of NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta.

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, California, Oracle announced that NetBeans IDE now has more than one million active users with developers increasingly selecting the NetBeans IDE to rapidly create desktop, Web, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as with PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, and C/C++.

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“The growth of the NetBeans developer base is a testament to the many enhancements the community has made to the NetBeans IDE,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president of Tools and Middleware at Oracle, in a statement. “By rapidly delivering support for the latest specifications and standards, NetBeans is moving the industry, allowing developers to take advantage of the advances in the platform to build better Java-based desktop, Web and mobile applications, faster.”

The NetBeans IDE is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Oracle Solaris, and it supports the latest specifications and standards in the Java Platform. Moreover, extending the support for Java standards, NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta provides support for JavaFX 2.0, enabling the full compile, debug and profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0 applications.

The latest release builds on NetBeans IDE 7.0, which provides full support for JDK 7, making it convenient for developers to adapt their existing code base to utilise the new and enhanced features of the JDK 7 specification.

“When we selected the NetBeans IDE as the platform for the next generation of our industry-leading MPLAB X IDE – which is designed for building embedded applications employing Microchip’s PIC and dsPIC microcontrollers – we knew that we were using the best open source IDE,” said Derek Carlson, vice president of Development Tools at Microchip Technology Inc., in a statement. “We are excited by the opportunities that NetBeans IDE 7.1 offers, as it further distinguishes itself in the open-source and embedded-design communities.”

NetBeans IDE 7.0 also delivered enhanced integration with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and industry leading Java EE 6 support for Oracle Database, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3.1 and Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.

NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta is available for download here.