Apache NetBeans 11.1 Features

Apache NetBeans 11.1 is the first Apache NetBeans release outside the Apache Incubator and the first release of the new quarterly release cycle.

The LTS release of the Apache NetBeans 11 cycle is Apache NetBeans 11.0. The 11.1 release has not been tested as heavily as the LTS release and may therefore be less stable. Use 11.1 to use the latest features and to provide feedback for the next LTS release, scheduled for April 2020. Go here to download Apache NetBeans 11.0, the current LTS release.

Java EE

The highlights of enhancements in the Java EE area are the new Java EE 8 support, as well as the new and updated integration with Payara and GlassFish.

  • Java EE 8 support, for the first time, for Maven-based and Gradle-based Web applications. The new Java EE 8 support provides the ability to create Java EE 8 applications and deploy to a Java EE 8 container, with new "webapp-javaee8" Maven archetype created for use with Apache NetBeans.

new java ee 8
  • Payara integration out of the box for the first time, with thanks to the Payara team.

  • Support for GlassFish 5.0.1.


The highlights of enhancements in the Java area are the support for new Java language features, integration with Gluon OpenJFX samples, together with enhancements and fixes for usage of the Maven and Gradle build systems.

Java Editor

The highlights of enhancements specifically in the Java Editor area are the support for new Java language features, including those provided by JEP-325 and JEP-330, as well as the initial support for inline parameters.

inline parameters
code completion multiple case


openjfx samples




gradle jigsaw


Other enhancements broadly related to the Java area are listed below.

Web Frontend: JavaScript/HTML5/PHP

PHP 7.4 is not supported completely yet.

NetBeans Platform / NetBeans APIs