Second beta of NetBeans 7.0
The NetBeans developers have released a second beta of version 7.0 of their Oracle sponsored development environment. While development of this release IDE originally aimed to create a NetBeans 6.10, the version number has since been raised to 7.0 to indicate that this new version of NetBeans will support the features introduced with JDK 7.0. This support was, therefore, a major focus in terms of the new features for the second beta. For example, the editor will now support the majority of the language enhancements included in JDK 7. The finished product is expected to become available in April.
The release provides enhanced integration with Oracle's WebLogic server and support for Oracle Database. Version 7 has also been adapted for the current Maven 3 and now contains PrimeFaces as its JSF component library. JavaDoc can now be called remotely, and the developers have improved the support for Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), REST services, Java Persistence API (JPA) and Bean Validation.