WildFly, Bower, Karma, RequireJS or NetBeans 8.0.1

NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 is available for download and contains:

  1. Modularity and enterprise features for JavaScript via RequireJS
  2. Support for debugging JavaScript files with Karma
  3. Node.JS and Bower modules can be installed directly within the IDE
  4. Grunt tasks available in the popup menu for web projects
  5. Built-in support for: GlassFish 4.1, Tomcat 8.0.9, WildFly, and WebLogic 12.1.3
  6. Latest PrimeFaces framework bundled in the IDE
  7. GIT and Java tools improvement

All the features above are available without any additional plugin :-)

See the entire feature list.


What are the plans about supporting Gradle natively (without plugins)? Will it be available in any of the next releases? Would be also very useful if NB could support Gulp as well as Grunt. But to summarize it's very nice to see that list of new things! Well done!

Posted by Andras Berkes on September 12, 2014 at 12:23 PM CEST #

What is the exact hardware you're using for your netbeans/glassfish development, because in all your videos redeployments seem like a breeze. Do you disable unneeded plugins or do some additional fine tuning in JVM/Netbeans/Glassfish? I understand they're small vanilla archives for demonstration purposes, but I've never seen you stuck waiting for application server to redeploy app...

Best regards,

Posted by Leo on September 13, 2014 at 09:51 AM CEST #

Hi Leo,

I'm using stock MBP for all developments and screencasts. I never optimized NB for my daily work except occasionally increasing the heap size (it did not happened recently).

However: during the really old screencasts and conferences I used ThinPad with Vista. Developers were also surprised then about JavaEE productivity :-)

thanks for following my stuff,


Posted by Adam Bien on September 13, 2014 at 01:50 PM CEST #

Having tested NetBeans 8.0.1 with Glassfish 4.1 for our development team I have had to recommend waiting for the problems to be fixed.
Glassfish integration is unusable on Windows and even NetBeans itself suffers from very patchy performance.

Posted by Andy on September 18, 2014 at 04:08 PM CEST #

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
...the last 150 posts
...the last 10 comments