NetBeans 73 NewAndNoteworthy

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JavaScript Editor

The JavaScript Editor was rewritten. The new editor brings many improvements and features that ware not in the previous one.

  • The coloring schema was changed and improved.
  • New formatter with many options
  • Model based code completion - new the code completion should be more clever, suggestions should more fit what you need.
  • Supporting ScriptDoc, ExtDoc and JsDoc.
  • Better occurrence support, also in the documentation.
  • Better supporting for JQuery
  • Recognizing JavaScript patterns
  • Core signature files updated to EcmaScript 5.1
  • Plenty of Code Templates and possibility to define custom Code Templates separately for JavaScript source and documentation (block, doc comments)
lenty of Code Templates and possibility to define custom Code Templates separately for JavaScript source and documentation (block, doc comments)
code completion improvements - completion per documentation tool, CC entry templates
mark occurences within documentation for names and declared types
instant rename on found occurences
comments generation for the JavaScript functions, variables, objects, properties Before:



Added filters for the Find Usages results.


Bundled Ant upgraded to 1.8.4.


  • Less memory needed to for Maven projects, in some cases significantly
  • Effective POM editor tab in pom.xml editor
  • Code Generator for pom.xml files to generate License elements with list of licenses known to the IDE. Added benefit there is automatic license header generation for new files.
  • POM Hint marking blacklisted repositories for deletion from the pom.xml file. Blacklist configurable, with repositories as default value.
  • Introduce property POM hint takes selected text and offers to create a new property or existing one if it covers the selected text. The selection is replaced by property expression.

Java EE


Stand alone jpql editor is added, you can run your jpql from ide directly instead of running your j2se jpa application (as well as for running you need to add jdbc driver and build your application). Image:JPQLEditor1.png Image:JPQLEditor2.png


Jersey based configuration automatically extends project's classpath with Jersey libraries ( with packaging disabled if they are bundled with target JEE server ) and JSON related improvement is implemented ( see issue 209969 ).



  • Custom Annotation Parsers
  • "Insert code" item at Context menu
  • Fluent Setters - Allow user to generate setters with fluent interface
  • Fix Uses - Improved Aliases - Newly created aliases can be generated from first letters of namespaces: \Nette\Security as NS (and then numbered)
  • CC for "use trait" statements - Code Completion works for traits in "use trait" statements
  • Ambiguous Comparison Hint - Tries to reveal typos in assignments (assignments with more than one assignment operator)


  • Integrate Composer (Dependency Manager for PHP) - Added some composer actions into a Project node
  • Detect and resolve project problems (invalid source roots, include path)



  • Groovy 2.0 integration


  • Memory usage improvements - requires up to 30% less memory for big projects
  • Relocatable index - with some setup project index may be used even if the project was moved


Window System

UI indication of main toolbar overflow with a new possibility to see the items in a drop down menu rather then being cut and invisible.

New action introduced for reopening the recently closed document - File / Open Recent File submenu, and a new shortcut CTRL+ALT+T.


Filtering of the contents of Options dialog (Tools / Options) - new search field available in the top right corner of the dialog.

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