PHP users, still getting used to from performance improvements in PHP 7, will be able to take advantage of them with the new PHP Development Tools. This new version fully supports PHP 7, and it brings performance improvements and better tooling for developers.
Users of new Chromebooks, MacBooks and high-end Windows laptops will be able to put their high-DPI monitors to better use with Eclipse Neon. This release is the first to support high-DPI monitors across the board and across projects, meaning everything from the Java Development Tools to Eclipse IoT projects will look better on high-DPI monitors.
Speaking of IoT, this release includes many updates to the large number of IoT projects under the Eclipse umbrella—24 in all. The Eclipse Kura Project, which serves as an IoT gateway, has undergone work to make it more generally applicable to IoT problems. Version 2.0 of Kura includes a better UI as well as the fruits of some of the generalization work.
Additionally, Eclipse SmartHome gains a REST API in this release and has redone its UI to be easier to work with.