Oracle’s NetBeans IDE 6.9 offers JavaFX 1.3 and OSGi

Enables Rapid Development and Interoperability of Rich Internet
Applications for Mobile, Desktop and Web Environments

News Facts

  • Reaffirming its commitment to the open source
    and NetBeans developer community, Oracle today announced availability of
    NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 6.9.
  • NetBeans IDE 6.9 introduces JavaFX Composer, a visual editor and
    layout tool for building JavaFX applications.
  • With JavaFX Composer, organizations can quickly build, visually
    edit, and debug Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and bind components to
    various data sources, including databases and Web services.
  • NetBeans IDE 6.9 also offers OSGi interoperability, enabling
    developers to easily create OSGi bundles for applications based on the
    NetBeans Platform.


Accelerated JavaFX Application Development and Enhanced Operational
Efficiency

  • NetBeans IDE 6.9 enables developers to rapidly create
    web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java
    platform, JavaFX and scripting languages.
  • NetBeans IDE 6.9 is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Oracle
    Solaris.
  • NetBeans IDE 6.9 provides improved editing and development
    capabilities, including:

    • Improved Java language editing with more
      than 80 new “hints”, to enhance developer productivity.
    • Additional support for Java Enterprise Edition 6, including Contexts
      and Dependency Injection (CDI) and JSR-299.
    • New JavaFX Composer enables visual editing of form-based user
      interfaces.
    • Enhanced JavaFX script editing and refactoring.
    • Support for CSS code completion, find usages, and renaming
      capabilities for HTML and CSS.
    • The ability to quickly code, test, and deploy OSGi bundles using
      Maven and Felix.
    • Bundled Felix container with the ability to deploy other containers,
      such as Equinox.
    • Support for the Spring 3.0 framework; PHP Zend framework, as well as
      better PHP formatting and code completion; Ruby on Rails 3.0 and
      specification of which gems the IDE should reference.

Supporting Quote

"NetBeans 6.9 continues the tradition of providing the best open source
IDE for Java application developers,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect
and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “This is the
first NetBeans release under Oracle’s stewardship, and we have continued
to focus on the visual tooling capabilities within the IDE. We believe
that the ease-of-use and developer productivity provided by NetBeans is
key in helping developers of any skill level take advantage of all of
the great Java technologies.”

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