Following the recent 6.9.1 release of NetBeans, I took a look at the NetBeans wiki to see what's coming up next. Despite all the uncertainty that was floating around with the Oracle acquisition, NetBeans development is still going strong.
According the to wiki, as well as improving quality, there will are three other main themes in 6.10.
- Java EE, Web Tier and Web Languages
The motto of this theme is "Everything Just Works". While providing improvements for GlassFish and Weblogic, there are also plans for tweaks to Maven and Ant support. A Visual JSF Editor is among the other ideas here.
- Oracle DB Support
Most encouraging for those who had concerns about Oracle's committment to the IDE will be improvements in the functionality and performance for Oracle DB. Even though there's effort in Oracle having DB support for NetBeans and Eclipse, it's clear they still want NetBeans to be a part of things.
The core of this part is to reduce scanning related problems, where scanning blocks features that don't modify code.
It's worth noting that anything here could change between now and the release. If you could have your say, what would you like to see in the next release of NetBeans?