SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Oracle has released Netbeans 7.2 with Findbug integration.
Oracle's Netbeans integrated development environment (IDE) goes toe-to-toe with Eclipse when it comes to open-source programming tools. Oracle, the overlord of Java, has updated its Netbeans IDE. The firm's updates in Netbeans 7.2 include tight integration with the Findbugs analysis tool, performance improvements and support for PHP 5.4.
Oracle was keen to point out native support for Findbug, which provides code hints in the editor, much like Eclipse. The firm also cites improved performance in Netbeans 7.2, claiming user interface interaction is not affected by I/O operations, while it claims a 10 per cent decrease in average startup times.
Ted Farrell, chief architect and SVP of Tools and Middleware at Oracle said, "NetBeans IDE 7.2's enhanced performance and responsiveness continues to improve the Java developer experience. The new capabilities, which resulted from collaboration with users, can help developers write code quickly and efficiently for their web, enterprise, desktop and mobile applications."
While Eclipse generally gets more attention, both Netbeans and Eclipse are very capable IDEs and support a multitude of languages even though both started as Java IDEs. Oracle highlighted Netbeans 7.2 support for PHP, C and C++ along with Java, while Eclipse supports just about every language under the sun.
Oracle's Netbeans 7.2 is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. µ