NetBeans IDE 6.1 is a significant update to NetBeans IDE 6.0 and
includes the following changes:
- A new window system that includes transparency.
of projects. This new feature in default Java, Web and all J2EE project
types allows to create projects that share definitions of libraries.
That in turn allows to create self-contained projects or set of
projects that can be built from the command line, on continuous
integration servers and by users of other IDEs without problems.
- Javadoc and sources association. Now any JAR item on the project classpath can be associated with its Javadoc and sources too.
- JSF CRUD Generator. With this feature, you can generate a JavaServer Faces CRUD application from JPA entity classes.
MySQL support in Database Explorer. This feature allows you to register
a MySQL Server, view databases, view, create, and delete databases,
easily create and open connections to these databases, and to launch
the administration tool for MySQL. This also allows you to easily
create NetBeans sample databases so that following tutorials, blogs,
and so on is significantly easier.
- Inspect Members and
Hierarchy Widnows. Inspect Members and Hierarchy actions now work when
the caret in the Java Editor is on a Java class for which there is no
- Support for Java Beans. You can now view Java Bean patterns in the Navigator and BeanInfo Editor.
- Javadoc Code Completion. Editing of javadoc comments is more convenient with code completion.
- Spring Framework Support.
- On Demand Binding Attribute for Visual Web JSF projects.
- Axis2 support for web services.
- SOAP UI integration for Web Service testing and monitoring.
- The integration of the December 2007 through February 2008 bug fixes listed on the following page: http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/NetBeans6.0PatchesInfo.
For information about the main development features in NetBeans IDE,
see the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Information page.