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Download NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta, with New HTML5 Support!

10.03.2012
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NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta empowers developers to create and debug rich Web and mobile applications using the latest HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS standards. Developers can expect state of the art rich web development experience with a page inspector and CSS style editor, completely revamped JavaScript editor, new JavaScript debugger, and more. Additional highlights available in 7.3 Beta include continued enhancements to the IDE's support for Groovy, PHP, JavaFX and C/C++.

Release Highlights Include: Project Easel: HTML5 Application Development
  • HTML5 Application project with JavaScript testing support
  • JavaScript Editor significantly improved
  • Page inspector and visual CSS style editor
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Embedded WebKit browser; deep integration with Chrome
Java
  • Breadcrumbs: A new navigation bar shows the current embedding in the editor
  • Updated Show member and Show hierarchy views
  • Set of new hints and refactorings
  • Filters for Find Usages results
  • Effective POM editor tab in pom.xml editor
Java EE
  • Java Persistence JPQL testing tool
  • REST Service Development enhancements
JavaFX
  • FXML/Scene Builder Support
  • JDK 7u6+ support on Windows, Mac and Linux
  • FXML editing greatly improved by providing accurate code completion, error marking and more
  • FXML Generate Controller action added on FXML files
PHP
  • Parsers for Namespaced Annotations (Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, etc.)
  • Basic Composer Integration (Dependency Manager for PHP)
  • Twig Code Completion (with documentation)
  • Smarty Braces Matching for Related Tags
  • Smarty Parser Errors of Unmatched Tags
Groovy
  • Groovy 2.0 integration
  • Support in Java EE projects
  • Groovy JUnit test support
  • Basic refactoring implemented (Find Usages, Rename for class type)
Profiler
  • Sampled memory profiling
  • CPU snapshots comparison
  • Support for Linux ARM machine
C/C++
  • Memory usage reduced by at least half for big projects
  • Parser speed improvements
  • Parser's index can be kept and relocated with project
NetBeans Platform
  • Options dialog contents filtering
  • New File / Open Recent File menu, and a new shortcut CTRL+ALT+T
  • Main toolbar shows new drop down list for overflow situations

NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. Visit the 7.3 New and Noteworthy page for a complete list of highlights.

The final release of NetBeans IDE is planned for early 2013.
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