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NetBeans IDE 7.3 With HTML5 Support


The NetBeans IDE 7.3 has arrived this week with advanced HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS development capabilities.

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Oracle's messages speak of faster web and mobile application development through enhancements including new hints and refactorings in the editor, plus improved support for editing FXML layout files in JavaFX projects.

NetBeans IDE 7.3 continues to support Java EE and GlassFish Server releases along with a new standalone JPQL editor to run and test JPQL queries directly from the IDE.

Oracle VP for application development tools Chris Tonas has given thanks to the community for the current shape of the NetBeans IDE 7.3 release. "With support for HTML5-based client development, [this release] enables developers to integrate best-in-class technologies more easily, leveraging modern JavaScript technologies for the view layer with the rich Java EE back-end services, security, and programming model."

New features in this release include HTML5 editing with code completion for new HTML5 elements, a new JavaScript editor and debugger based on the Nashorn JavaScript project, code completion support for jQuery, support for "responsive" web design-based applications, plus CSS Styling support and code completion for new CSS3 rules.

There is also live code and web page synchronization facilitated by deep bi-directional integration with Google Chrome and the internal WebKit-based browser, JavaScript client generation from existing Java REST services, and an enhanced editor, with additional new features such as Breadcrumbs support and access to Clipboard History.


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