The editing experience was dramatically improved in NetBeans 6.8 (comparing to NetBeans 6.7 or the "old" eclipse plugin), especially:
- renaming (refactoring) of functions, classes etc. works like in Java
- moving of classes between packages works (references / imports are updated) - also with drag and drop
- find usages / overriding methods in open projects / current project works
- quick fix for e.g. imports works (alt+enter)
- ctrl+click navigation between classes works
- ctrl+o (go to type) "full text search in types" works
- format works
- "fix imports" works
- AND: nice, new splash screen and file icons in the project tab :-)
What I miss:
- (alt+insert / ctrl+i) code generation inline wizard
- more intelligent quick fixes like: create field / variable inline wizard
- out-of-the-box maven integration like in Java / Java EE projects in NetBeans 6.8
NetBeans 6.8 Java FX editor was greatly improved, comparing it with NetBeans 6.7. The new improvements do significantly improve the productivity. I only miss tables, trees and more sophisticated components - then Java FX would be perfectly viable for enterprise, as well as, internet projects. A visual designer would be also nice :-).
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