NetBeans 8.1. IDE Released
- By John K. Waters
NetBeans 8.1 is now generally available, the open source IDE's community announced. This upgrade of the popular open source Java IDE supports developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8, and adds a number of new tools and enhancements.
This release also boasts improved support for the Maven repository, the Java EE framework PrimeFaces and the PHP and C/C++ languages.
The redesigned NetBeans Profiler in version 8.1 will be of particular interest to Java developers, as will performance enhancements in Java search tools; new features in code completion (IntelliSense); and a more expressive Navigator that shows overridden and implemented methods for quicker understanding of the structure of Java classes. And for the first time, the IDE supports mixed Java/C++ development via new integration with Java Native Interface (JNI) and Java Native Access (JNA) technologies.
For Java EE developers, NetBeans 8.1 adds support for deployments in Oracle's WebLogic Server, and the WildFly Web (JBoss) app server, versions 9 and 10.
The complete list of new features and enhancements in NetBeans 8.1 is available on the NetBeans community Web site.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at email@example.com.