Next Generation Java
The new version of Oracle's NetBeans IDE will include the next generation Java programming language, Java 7. NetBeans 7 is the first open source IDE to support the new Java, although JetBrains does offer a beta of its IntelliJ IDE that supports the draft specification. NetBeans has also strengthened ties with other popular software development tools like Git, and it offers greater integration with other Oracle products like the Oracle database and WebLogic application server.
Oracle has another Jave IDE, called Jdeveloper, which it has directed toward the enterprise sector, while maintaining NetBeans as a tool for the larger community of Java developers, whether or not they use other Oracle software. With NetBeans 7 developers will get the chance to test out the new version of Java, which introduces a lot of new constructs specifically aimed at making the language more concise and providing a better developer experience.