Both netbeans, natively, and eclipse, through e(fx)clipse have solid support for the JavaFX eco-system, especially SceneBuilder and FXML. In the meanwhile, intelliJ is lagging behind here. There's a plug-in, but it's old and seems to refer to support for the older JavaFX with the special scripting language. I'm actually most interested in using JRubyFXML , which intelliJ would be absolutely perfect for, but for the fact that there's no built in support for FXML or SceneBuilder, or any integration with JavaFX at all. I labelled this a question, so I'll finally get to it, does intelliJ have any plans to provide better integration with JavaFX, especially in light of all the attention its been getting recently? I would really like to see support for this in intelliJ, and would REALLY love to see support for working with jrubyfxml, though I realize this is a farther stretch. I only ask this question because searching turned up nothing very recent, only much older threads, referring instead to the older javafx-script.