I spotted another nice feature in Netbeans earlier on today. I’ve been using Netbeans for HTML/CSS/JS work since I discovered I could use the IDE to edit file outside of a Java project.

When editing HTML source there is often DIVs that are longer than the screen-size of the editor so it is difficult to see where the DIV ends – I hit this problem often when I want to copy or delete a DIV. Netbeans has a nice solution to this: if you select a closing tag it will show you the starting tag at the top of the editor window so you know which you’ve selected.

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The picture shows me selecting the closing UL tag and the opening UL is off the top of the screen – Netbeans shows the opening tag’s source line at the top of the edit window so I know I’m selecting the right closing tag.

I’m turning into such a Netbeans fanboy these days I might have to get a t-shirt or a tattoo or something.