NetBeans IDE 6.8 - the first IDE to provide complete support for the Java EE 6 specification - is here! NetBeans IDE 6.8 provides support for Java EE 6 language features, Sun GlassFish v3 application server features, and a host of other new improvements.
Complete Java EE 6 Support. Simplify Java application development with less XML configuration, more annotations and more POJO-like development.
GlassFish v3 Support. Easily target and deploy to GlassFish v3, including the new lightweight GlassFish v3 Web Profile.
JavaFX. Enjoy improved code completion, hints and navigation for JavaFX in the NetBeans editor.
Expanded Support for Dynamic Languages. Speed up the development of PHP web applications with PHP 5.3 support and support for the Symfony framework.
Improved Collaboration Tools. Take advantage of full support for JIRA and improved instant messenger and issue tracker integration via Project Kenai, a collaborative environment for hosting open source projects.
C/C++ Profiling. Profile and tune C/C++ applications with the new Thread Microstates Monitor, I/O Usage Monitor and improvements to C/C++ profiling.
NetBeans Platform: As a rock-solid application framework for Swing applications, the platform saves developers a huge amount of time and effort by providing commonly-used facilities such as menu items, toolbar items, keyboard shortcuts, and window management.
Check out NetBeans IDE 6.8, the open source tool with a rich set of capabilities comparable to other IDEs and at a lower total cost of ownership: free!