NetBeans 8.1 IDE Released With Java Enhancements, HTML5/JS/Node.js Goodies
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 4 November 2015 at 12:09 PM EST. 18 Comments
For those still relying upon NetBeans as an integrated development environment primarily built around Java, the big 8.1 release is now available.

The NetBeans 8.1 IDE continues to be focused around the latest Java 8 technologies from Oracle, but there's also a number of new tools for HTML5, JavaScript, Node.js, KnockoutJS, and AngularJS. NetBeans 8.1 has a number of additions for easing development with Node.js, adds/enhances support for a wide variety of HTML5 and other JavaScript technologies, also advances some PHP and C/C++ language handling, and the NetBeans profiler has been redesigned while adding new features. There's also better Git support with NetBeans 8.1.

When it comes to Java enhancements for NetBeans 8.1, there is enhanced code completion, performance improvements for Java navigation tools, support for a remote Oracle WebLogic server, and other changes.

More details on NetBeans 8.1 can be found via and their Wiki.
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