NetBeans IDE is a free, open source IDE. It is available for Windows, Mac, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and other Linux distributions. The new release improves support for the Java platform with feature enhancements, like new hints and refactorings in the editor and improved support for editing FXML layout files in JavaFX projects.
NetBeans IDE 7.3 continues to support the latest Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and GlassFish Server releases. It has a new stand alone JPQL editor to run and test JPQL queries directly from the IDE.
NetBeans IDE 7.3 includes HTML5 editing with code completion for new HTML5 elements
NetBeans IDE 7.3 features CSS Styling support and code completion for new CSS3 rules
The new enhanced editor has additional new features such as Breadcrumbs support and access to Clipboard History. NetBeans IDE 7.3 includes new support for profiling Java applications on Linux ARM based systems, such as the Raspberry Pi.
In its report ‘Market Trends: Application Development Software, Worldwide, 2012-2016,’ Gartner reported that the application development (AD) software market in India is expected to grow 22.6 percent over 2011 to reach more than $227 million in 2012.
Mobile AD projects targeting smartphones and tablets are expected to outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1 by 2015. The changes are driven by emerging mobile applications, systems and devices.