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A new series focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features! Ciprian Turcu is a 26 year old Web designer & Web Developer from Romania.
Do you enjoy playing with software and hunting for bugs? If you are an experienced NetBeans IDE user and you have a few hours per week from January 2014 through March 2014, you can join other community volunteers in the NetCAT 8.0 program. Get your NetBeans bug(s) fixed and make friends along the way.
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Podcast guests David Strupl, Mark Stephens (IDR Solutions), and John "JB" Brock cover the IDE's support for JDK 8 and HTML5.
The NetBeans Team has released a patch for NetBeans IDE 7.4 with fixes that enhance stability and performance.
Learn more about the fixes in NetBeans IDE 7.4 Patch 1
To obtain the fixes, NetBeans IDE 7.4 must be installed and running. An update notification will appear in the IDE. Click the notification to install the updates. (You can also download the fixes through the NetBeans IDE Plugin Manager.)
This video demonstrates how to get a Git project by cloning an existing Git repository from GitHub using the NetBeans IDE's support for the Git versioning system.
This screencast demonstrates how to set up a Git repository in NetBeans IDE and put it up to GitHub using the IDE's support for the Git versioning system.
This screencast shows how to get started with JDK 8 in NetBeans IDE and how to use JDK 8 profiles and lambda expressions.
New Release Extends Advanced HTML5 Development Features for Java EE and PHP Developers and Provides Support for JDK 8 Developer Preview Builds.
NetBeans IDE 7.4 extends the advanced HTML5 development support introduced in NetBeans IDE 7.3 to Java EE and PHP applications, while offering new support for mobile web development on the Android and iOS platforms, including support for the Cordova framework.
Additional highlights include support for preview versions of JDK 8, and continued enhancements to JavaFX, PHP, C/C++, Maven and other features.
NetBeans IDE is the Smarter and Faster way to code!
Download NetBeans IDE 7.4
HTML5 features available in Java EE and PHP projects
Cordova application development
Support for Android and iOS devices and emulators
Preview support for JDK 8 features
Initial editing support for Knockout, AngularJS, and ExtJS frameworks
NetBeans IDE 7.4 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.
Complete list of features in NetBeans IDE 7.4
Video: What's New in NetBeans IDE 7.4
New screencasts and tutorials
Oracle Press Release
This screencast demonstrates the creation of Backbone.js web front-ends in Java EE applications.
NetBeans Community Day at JavaOne 2013 celebrated 15 years of the NetBeans project. A recap of the retrospective panel session.
We are pleased to announce the results of the NetBeans IDE 7.4 Community Acceptance Survey that ended October 6th: 94% of 105 respondents agree that NetBeans IDE 7.4 Release Candidate is stable enough to be shipped! A few respondents pointed out several serious issues. We evaluated them all not to overlook some important problem. We have noticed an increased satisfaction with Client-Side Web Development support (+3%) since NetBeans IDE 7.3 and 0% dissatisfaction with improvements in JavaEE 7 area so check it out yourselves!
Overall, this is a good news for the NetBeans IDE 7.4 from the community, and we thank all who provided this valuable feedback!
The NetBeans Team has pushed live the Release
Candidate build of NetBeans IDE 7.4.
NetBeans IDE 7.4 extends the advanced HTML5 development support
introduced in NetBeans IDE 7.3 to Java EE and PHP application
development, while offering new support for hybrid HTML5
application development on the Android and iOS platforms. In
addition, 7.4 provides support for working with preview versions
of JDK 8, and includes continued enhancements to JavaFX, C/C++ and
NetBeans IDE 7.4 Release Candidate
Get the release candidate build, use the new features, and then
provide feedback about your experience in the NetBeans
IDE 7.4 Community Acceptance Survey. (Survey
deadline: October 6.)
Let the NetBeans team know if you think 7.4 is ready for general
You can give additional feedback by using the NetBeans mailing
lists and forums, filing reports,
or connect with the NetBeans team on Twitter.