Java improvements include enhanced code completion, better ordering rules in the Options window, and performance boosts in Java navigation tools, such as Go to Type, Go to File, and Go to Symbol. PHP enhancements, meanwhile, cover the Phing build system, code coverage, and installer integration for the Symfony Web framework.
NetBeans 8.1 has been enhanced for C++ with new edits, hints, and refactorings. The Subversion, Git, and Mercurial version control systems are supported in remote mode for C++ development.
The IDE, which is sponsored by Oracle, is downloadable at the NetBeans website.