Oracle Updates NetBeans for HTML5
With the latest 7.3 release of NetBeans, Oracle has updated the IDE so developers can more easily build HTML5-based user interfaces for mobile and web applications.
- Breakpoints: Line breakpoints (triggered when the script reaches a particular code line), DOM breakpoints (triggered when there is a change to a particular DOM node), Event breakpoints (triggered when particular events in the page happen), and XMLHttpRequest breakpoints (triggered when network communication using XMLHttpRequest is performed).
- Variables: Variables that are valid in the current scope can be inspected in the Variables window. An evaluator is also included, making it possible to evaluate arbitrary expressions.
- The Browser Log: shows all exceptions, errors, warnings, etc. as they happen in browser.
Beyond Web programming, NetBeans 7.3 includes a new stand-alone JPQL (Java Persistence Query Language) editor that allows developers to test JPQL queries directly from the IDE. Finally, the new version supports the profiling of Java applications on Linux ARM systems, including the Raspberry Pi.
NetBeans is an open source IDE, licensed under licensed CDDL v1.0 and GPLv2. As well as Java, it supports Groovy (support for Groovy 2.0 has been added in this version), PHP, C, and C++. It is available for download for the Windows,OS X, Solaris and Linux platforms.