NetBeans IDE 6.7 is a significant update to NetBeans IDE 6.5 and includes the following changes:
- Maven support for the creation of plugins and web services as well as support for POM and J2EE
- Kenai integration enables the creation and editing of Kenai hosted projects from within the IDE
- PHP improvements include Selenium support and SQL code completion
- C++ support for profiling, Qt library, code refactoring and macro expansion
- Web API Gateway plug-in enables consumption of Web APIs in applications
- Java ME support for CDC projects in the bundled Java ME SDK 3.0
The new features in the Galileo release reflect three important trends in the Eclipse community: 1) Expanding adoption of Eclipse in the enterprise, 2) innovation of Eclipse modeling technology and 3) advancement of EclipseRT runtime technology. Each project has published “new and noteworthy” documentation for their specific release. Overall, highlights from the Galileo release include:
- New support for Mac Cocoa 32 and 64 bit.
- New Memory Analyzer tool to help analyze memory consumption of Java applications
- PHP Development Tools (PDT) 2.1 is first PHP toolkit to support the new PHP 5.3 language release, including namespaces and closures.
- New Mylyn WikiText support for editing and parsing wiki markup.
- New XSL tooling for XSL editing and debugging.
- Developer productivity improvements to Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT) report designer and performance.
- Xtext, a new Eclipse project that allows for the creation of Domain Specific Languages (DSL). Xtext will create customized Eclipse editors for the DSL, making it easier for developers to focus on a smaller set of APIs and write less code.
- Connected Data Objects (CDO) is a framework for distributed shared EMF models focused on scalability, transaction and persistence. New enhancements in CDO include distributed transactions, pessimistic locking and save points, change subscription policies, an asynchronous query framework and security hooks in the repository.