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NetBeans IDE 7.4 Version New Features

Posted by Shalini Dixit Articles | NetBeans July 29, 2013
This article provides a brief description of the new features of the latest version of NetBeans IDE 7.4 beta.
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Introduction

This article provides a brief description of the new features of the latest version of NetBeans IDE 7.4 beta. The NetBeans 7.4 version introduces many new features.

The newly introduced advanced features are:

  • HTML5
  • Java EE
  • PHP
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • JavaFX
  • C/C++

Supported Technologies

  • PHP 5.4,5.3,5.2,5.1
  • Java EE 7, Java EE 6, Java EE 5 and Java EE 1.4
  • Java ME SDK 3.2
  • JavaFX 2.2.x
  • Java Card 3 SDK
  • Structs 1.3.10
  • Hibernate 3.6.10
  • Spring 3.1, 2.5
  • VCS
  • Apache Maven 3.0.5
  • Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2 for CLDC

Application Servers

  • WebLogic 12c
  • GlassFish Server

Supported Operating Systems

  1. Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor:800MHz Intel Pentium lll
  • Memory:512 MB
  • Disk Space: 750 MB free disk space
  1. Solaris OS Version 11 Express (SPARC)
  • Processor: UltraSPARC ll 450 MHz
  • Memory 512 MB
  • Disk Space: 650 MB free disk space
  1. Ubuntu 9.10
  • Processor: 800MHz Intel Pentium lll
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Disk Space: 650 MB free space
  1. Macintosh OS X 10.7 Intel:
  • Processor: Dual Core Intel
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Disk Space: 650 MB free disk space
  1. Solaris OS Version 11 Express (x86/x64 Platform Edition)
  • Processor: AMD Opteron 1200 Series 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Disk Space: 650 MB free disk space

HTML 5 Development

In this new version of the NetBeans IDE are all the HTML 5 development features in Java web applications. The following is a list of them:

  • Support for Android and iOS Browsers
  • Phonegap application development
  • Support for Style Sheet language
  • Browser switcher in main toolbar
  • Network monitor

PHP

NetBeans IDE 7.4 supports the following important features of PHP:

  • Nette Framework 2 and Zend Framework 2 support
  • Presence of HTML 5 feature in PHP
  • Betterment of factoring in Editor and Rename type
  • Gives a strong support for static code analysis

JavaScript

In JavaScript the NetBeans IDE 7.4 provides the following new and advanced features:

  • JSON files provides NAvigator and code folding
  • Gives a improved accuracy and advanced code completion
  • Editing support for ExtJS frameworks and Knockouts

Java Programming Language

This new version of NetBeans provides the following features in the Java programming language:

  • Refactoring improvements
  • Code completion
  • Preview support for JDK 8 features like:
  1. Profiles
  2. Lambdas   
  • Native Packaging
  • Updated Bundles like:
  1. Ant 1.9.0
  2. Maven 3.0.5

C/C++ Programming Language

  • Improvements in Find usage
  • Debugging and running the source code
  • Better formatting style

JavaFX

  • The Project Deployment option is improved
  • Better alignment for JavaSE and JavaFX project types
  • The File dialog in the Maven project is new

Other Important New Features

Services Provided by the NetBeans IDE 7.4:

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Services provided by older versions:

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