What's New in This Guide

The following topics introduce the new and changed features of NetBeans IDE 8.1 and other significant changes that are described in this guide.

New and Changed Features for Release 8.1

NetBeans IDE 8.1 includes the following new and changed features for this document.

  • Developing C/C++ and Fortran Applications

    • This document does not contain specific information about using the IDE for developing applications in C, C++, and Fortran. For information about developing applications in C, C++, and Fortran, see the ”C/C++ Fortran Development" section in the IDE's integrated help viewer and search the help for C/C++ topics.

    • An additional source for information about developing applications in C, C++, and Fortran is the C/C++ Learning Trail on the netbeans.org site.


  • Profiler redesign and improvements. See Chapter 9, "Testing and Profiling Java Application Projects".

  • Java EE support.

  • Chapter 5, "Working with NetBeans Modules" added to describe the basic concepts and how to work with NetBeans Modules.

  • HTML5 and JavaScript development.

    • Node.js project infrastructure with optional Express generator.

    • New support for Gulp, Mocha and Selenium.

    • New Jade Node Template Engine support.

    • Enhanced support for Grunt, AngularJS and KnockoutJS.

  • PHP support.

    • New support for Phing.

    • Enhanced integration with Composer.

    • Code coverage added to Nette Tester.

  • JRE bundled with NetBeans bundles for HTML/JS, PHP, and C/C++.