Features Faster Development Cycles, Better Code Quality July 24, 2012,
Volume 173, Issue 4
Oracle has released NetBeans IDE 7.2, 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 the Java platform, PHP and C/C++. New in Release 7.2 are:
Enhanced Developer Productivity: Native integration with FindBugs, which a popular Java-based static analysis tool that provides code hints in the editor, offering immediate feedback, and code inspections that can be run across projects, thereby helping to lower costs by preventing bugs early in the development lifecycle.
Improved Performance by up to 60 percent with smarter project scanning that enables the IDE to start more smoothly and quickly; new background scanning that allows features such as Java editing to work immediately; and UI responsiveness that is not blocked by I/O operations.
Expanded Support, featuring interoperability with the early access release of JavaFX Scene Builder, which allows for opening and visual editing of FXML files with Java FX Scene Builder. NetBeans IDE 7.2 also includes FXML and CSS3 enhancements.