Top Eight, Non Java, Netbeans 6.5 Features

  1. CSS editor: with syntax highlighting, code completion and preview.
  2. HTML editor with auto completion, syntax highlighting, basic drag and drop
  3. CVS, Subversion, Mercurial integration: I use it e.g. to synchronize the chapters of my current book with oreilly.
  4. JavaScript editor / debug support
  5. Favorites: The ability to browse the file system and edit files. NB can be used as a generic editor.
  6. Services: Great database viewer with paging, inline editing etc.
  7. UML support (additional 7MB plugin): really good tool for creating overview diagrams etc. I used it to illustrating my recent books and articles. I saved a lot of time :-).
  8. Java FX support (additional plugin): compiling, debugging, auto completion, draggable applets, web start etc.
  9. Diff functionality: you can diff any files you like. [I forgot this point in the origin post :-)].
...and Groovy, Grails, PHP, Scala, Python support - I do not use them, however, in my current projects.


Hi Adam,

where can I get the Netbeans 6.5 JavaFX Plugin? I have searched for it in the plugin manager, but I was unable to find it. Is there a separate download available somewhere?


Posted by CarstenSchlipf on November 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM CET #


go there:

But wait until December, 4 :-)

You are right - Java FX is available for NB 6.1 right now only. I didn't tried it with 6.5 yet.

Posted by Adam Bien on November 28, 2008 at 11:56 AM CET #

nice , i have tried it , but it didnt do any code completion and preview for inline CSS :( i hopped that if that is there in netbeans i will totally move to it

Posted by Ali on November 28, 2008 at 06:31 PM CET #


I tried it again. In my case it works either in case of embedded CSS, as well as CSS files. Auto-Completion works in both cases. (I need this feature in my current project...)



Posted by Adam Bien on November 28, 2008 at 07:09 PM CET #

really, i think i will re-instull it cause if this thing works it will do a lot of good to me


Posted by Ali on November 29, 2008 at 05:57 AM CET #

Hi, what document editor do you use for your work with O'Reilly?

Posted by John O'Conner on December 01, 2008 at 08:19 PM CET #


I'm using Netbeans with emacs bindings :-).

...just kidding -> Word 2007.


Posted by Adam Bien on December 02, 2008 at 12:29 PM CET #

Have to try the UML support, didnt try that one yet

Posted by Ahsan on December 03, 2008 at 07:06 PM CET #

Also, NB is the best free, non-commercial IDE for Ruby on Rails development.

Posted by Knack on December 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM CET #

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