NetBeans 7.3's HTML5 App Dev features go into beta

Posted by tracyanne on Oct 5, 2012 4:09 AM EDT
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Oracle's NetBeans developers have released a beta of version 7.3 of the NetBeans IDE which features the first appearance of Project Easel, the IDE's new HTML5 Application Development environment. Easel offers an HTML5 project type with a much improved JavaScript editor, which has enhanced code completion, and JavaScript testing support, along with a page inspector and visual CSS style editor. A JavaScript debugger, embedded WebKit browser and Chrome integration via a Chrome extension complete the extensive package of enhanced tools. A video(46 MB and 7 mins 24 secs) presents the new HTML5 features in NetBeans 7.3, including the new project wizard which lets users select initial templates and specific versions of JavaScript libraries to be downloaded from content delivery networks.

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