Good news Netbeans 7.1 is out with lots of support for the latest technologies ie JavaFx 2.0, Java EE 6 and JDK 7 but there are a few gotcha's if you decide to jump on-board now.
NB: I'm one of the noisiest Netbeans preachers wherever I find myself trying to win some eclipse souls. I just love the software but these gotchas are so raw I just want to warn you.
Netbeans 7.1 does not work with Subversion 1.7 period! So if you have just bought a new pc and you are setting up a new development environment or upgraded your subversion, or your company uses subversion 1.7, Netbeans 7.1 is not for you.
I now have to downgrade my subversion to use this but the advantages from Netbeans outweigh the downgrade so will have to. I have tried all the hack and command line client noise they usually throw at you and it just didn't work so don't bother trying
- The JavaFx 2.0 project format in Netbeans have changed since the 7.1 RC2 so if you created your nice JavaFx 2.0 project with any of the previous Netbeans versions, such as 7.0.1, 7.1 beta or any version before the 7.1 RC2, your JavaFX 2.0 project will not run! The ant targets have changed and there is no migration support, so the only option is to recreate a blank project and copy your files manually.
- Unfortunately, I don't have the patience for some other IDEs so my only options are to downgrade and to copy my files from my JavaFX 2.0 projects but I know its worth doing.