Multi carets editing

NetBeans 8.2 is scheduled to be released end of summer 2016. One popular feature is called pin watches. During a debug session you may define several watches in the variable window to view the current content of a variable or value expression. With pin watches you may pin such a watch directly to the source code. Amongst others Geertjan described this amazing feature in his blog [1].

Today I’m going to describe another upcoming feature, which is yet available if you download a nightly build [2]: Editor Multicarets. Continue reading “Multi carets editing”

NetCAT 7.2 starts today

For the future release 7.2 of NetBeans, today the Community Acceptance Testing (NetCAT) starts. This is your opportunity to participate on development of this IDE: Use an early version right now and report bug to the NetBeans team or submit suggestions for imnprovement.

If you like to paricipate, subscribe the mailinglist [0] and register yourself at NetCAT 7.2 wiki [1].

In my booklist [2] you’ll find books about NetBeans.


NetBeans 7.2 rocks

In the current iX 03.2012 you’ll find my article about new features of NetBeans 7.1. Beside lots of positive features , I mentioned one drawback: Sometimes project san during IDE startup takes a long time.

Using NetBeans 7.2, which is scheduled for 3.Q 2012, this will change: The scan is performed faster and running in background.

On the road to this release, version 7.1.1 is now available at