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Oracle Enhances Web and Mobile Application Development With NetBeans IDE 7.4

New Release Extends Advanced HTML5 Development Features for Java EE and PHP Developers and Provides Support for JDK 8 Developer Preview Builds

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary

Java development teams around the world are looking to leverage their existing Java skills while building advanced user interfaces based on newer technologies, accessible from any device. To address this need and respond to developers' requests, Oracle has released NetBeans IDE 7.4. The new release includes enhanced HTML5 and JavaScript development features and browser integration with existing and new Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and PHP applications. In addition, it also allows developers to work with and become familiar with the new features of the forthcoming Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 release.

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced the general availability of NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.4.
  • Further extending advanced HTML5 development features to Java EE and PHP application development, NetBeans IDE 7.4 introduces support for developing HTML5 and JavaScript user interfaces on-device.
  • In addition, the latest release of NetBeans IDE provides developer support for working with JDK 8 Developer Preview builds.
  • 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 PHP, C/C++ and the Java and HTML5 platforms.
  • NetBeans IDE 7.4 is available for download here. Terms and conditions apply.

Enhancements Deliver Increased Flexibility and Access to Latest Java Technologies

With the rich features and extensive range of tools, templates and samples provided in NetBeans IDE 7.4, developers have access to first-class and comprehensive support for the newest Java technologies and latest Java enhancements before other IDEs. New features in the NetBeans IDE 7.4 include:

  • HTML5 development support for Java EE and PHP
    • Browser selection for testing in various browsers, including new live web preview feature with Google Chrome
    • Running on mobile browsers on Android and iOS
    • Visual CSS editing
    • JavaScript debugging
  • Develop on-device HTML5 and JavaScript mobile applications
  • Java Editor Enhancements
  • PHP Editor Enhancements
  • JavaScript Editor Enhancements
  • Versioning System Enhancements
    • Subversion
    • Git
    • Mercurial
  • Support for the upcoming features of JDK 8
    • Compact profiles
    • Lambda expressions, e.g., automatically convert anonymous inner classes to Lambda expressions
    • Virtual extension methods
    • Annotations on Types and Repeating Annotations

Supporting Quotes

  • "The NetBeans team continues to bring advanced, new user-interface capabilities to the Java community," said Chris Tonas, vice president, Application Development Tools, Oracle. "NetBeans IDE 7.4 takes this further with innovative HTML5 capabilities, browser integration and support for the JDK 8 Developer Preview builds."
  • "At RewardsPay.com, our engineers use NetBeans IDE for Java EE development and the support for the latest Java EE specifications such as JAX-RS and CDI annotations, together with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, keeps our team highly productive," said Cyril Bouteille, vice president of engineering, RewardsPay.com. "The IDE's extensible Ant-based build mechanism lets us easily orchestrate custom tasks and run builds on headless staging servers. The NetBeans IDE's Java editor features, such as Java hints, have also been helpful in learning of new JDK constructs, as well as identifying potential bugs. We look forward to new additions in NetBeans IDE 7.4 for learning about JDK 8 and the new features for live interactions between Java EE applications and the browser."
  • "As NetBeans IDE users since 2003, new releases are always exciting to us," said Henry Arousell, head of product development, Björn Lundén Information. "Throughout the years, NetBeans IDE has continuously offered great support for the tools and methodologies we use. Its Java Editor integrates well with our development processes, thanks to its integrated Javadoc, syntax highlighting, source control tools, refactoring tools and profiler. Our development teams are looking forward to using a range of new tools in NetBeans IDE 7.4, in particular the natural interaction of the development environment with the browser. We're also eagerly anticipating the JDK 8 tools that NetBeans IDE 7.4 will provide."

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