NetBeans69WebTierTopics

Topics for the NetBeans 6.9 release in the Web Tier area

  • CSS/HTML/JavaScript - really good support, refactoring
  • JavaScript
  • Rhino update
  • AST improvements (var vs. functions)
  • distinguish JSON vs. JavaScript
  • HTML refactoring
  • CSS refactoring (in CSS, HTML, PHP, ...)
  • navigation (HTML -> CSS etc)
  • code completion for selectors
  • CSS frameworks
  • visual style editor
  • see: http://wiki.netbeans.org/HtmlCssEditing
  • JavaScript libraries support
  • development vs. production
  • compression
  • bundle some
  • Better integration of external browser
  • jump to source when I see error in browser
  • refresh on save
  • do not open new tabs, reuse existing
  • FireBug integration with NB (integrate, not duplicate the UI)
  • Terminal emulator
  • PHP
  • frameworks: Zend, CakePHP
  • FTP (remote fs) file browser - low priority
  • refactoring
  • structure view, hierarchy view, navigator
  • implements/overrides, hints
  • packaging - phar (wait and see if people use it)
  • CSL improvements
  • navigator
  • more shared code/supports
  • Web Profile part of JEE (Servlet, JSP, JSTL, EL, JSF, WebBeans, EJB-Lite, JPA, JTA, JavaMail, Common Annotations)
  • JSF
  • components market
  • graphical editing
  • JavaFX vs Web Project
  • seamless cooperation (both are about different aspects of the same web application)
  • Cloud/virtual image deployment
  • promote Sun products via pre-configured/pre-tuned images of Solaris/D-trace/GlassFish/MySQL (and other Sun products)
  • allow users to deploy their apps to *public* internet via F6 keystroke from NB
  • JPA / Database
  • it is Oracle domain after all
  • criteria API code completion/error checks improvements
  • JPQL editor/tester, HQL
  • WebBeans
  • provide more support and integrate into more samples/tutorials
  • Web Frameworks (Spring, Struts, Wicket, Hibernate)
  • expand list or update/improve existing
  • WebLogic
  • Oracle components (ADF)
  • Non-Web Profile part of JEE (EJB, JMS, Connector, SAAJ, JACC, JASPIC, StAX)
  • JMS enhancements by Frank Kieviet?
  • How many active NetBeans users using JMS, JCA are there really?
  • Domain of tools users are used to pay for.
  • Web Services area (WebServices, JAX-RCP, JAR-RC, JAXB, Web Services Metadata)
  • REST
  • REST services test client improvements
  • improve generated code (use criteria API)
  • Ruby and Rails
  • Rails 3? Big task - when released?
  • Cucumber
  • HAML
  • Java integration
  • editing
  • debugger - maintenance mode
  • deploy war files from the IDE?
  • Groovy and Grails
  • GSP
  • Groovy debugger (watches)
  • Parser performance
  • Type inference
  • Better GlassFish runtime integration
  • AppEngine, GWT plugins support

Features to postpone until future releases:

  • Embedded browser
  • Visual HTML composer
  • JavaScript component libraries rewrite
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