During the last days, most news about NetBeans had been about the transition to Apache. Luckily this did not affect the ongoing development. NetBeans 8.2 had been successfully tested and is available now [1]. If you still get NetBeans 8.1 displayed, then simply refresh your page (in most browsers by hitting the F5 key).

For Java developers the highlights are pinnable watches, multiple caret editing, docker support and SQL profiling improvements. For today’s web development there is no way to disclain JavaScript. NetBeans included support for ECMAScript6 node and Oracle JET  as well as experimental support for ECMSScript7. Beside that, NetBeans 8.2 offers C/C++ enhancements, and for those who want it, PHP 7 support.

Read about the new features on the release page [2] and even more detailed on the new and noteworthy page [3].

I assume this would have been the last non-Apache release. Let’s enjoy this release ans stay tuned for the first Apache NetBeans release.


[1] netbeans.org

[2] netbeans.org/community/releases/82

[3] wiki.netbeans.org/NewAndNoteworthyNB82