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- NetBeans is very efficient in code development and Java web development.
- NetBeans is a great tool to install as it is quite easy to use. Its integration is great with other tools.
- NetBeans is very good for the creation of testing scripts for automation testing.
- Options for code conversion in other source languages.
- There are problems in code execution time and start time if they are high complexity and too heavy.
- Import code option is very limited and debugger is less efficient.
- Debugging - Save time hunting down errors by stepping through the code to find the root of a problem.
- Refactoring - Easily rename classes and variables or make other structural changes using built-in refactoring tools.
- Service management - NetBeans integrates seamlessly with web application servers like Tomcat and GlassFish.
- Source control - Works well with Git and other version control tools.
- Instability - NetBeans will sometimes crash when used for long periods of time. While this is rare, it can be frustrating.
- Memory usage - Large projects can consume a lot of memory when opened in the IDE.
- Limited support - By default, NetBeans doesn't come with any professional support. Users should be comfortable reading documentation or consulting online communities for help.
- Easy to start a new project, other IDEs have a number of menus you have to go through before you can start your coding.
- Integrated well with GIT which we used within our unit for Source Control.
- Full of features with no licensing, features could also be expanded using plugins.
- We were able to integrate our NetBeans project with Jenkins to run our tests fairly easily.
- Not always up to date with the latest JDK, had to wait before we could make the switch to JDK9 and up.
- Had some memory issues, but we managed to resolve this by manually clearing the cache folder for NetBeans.
- Debugging was sluggish, could have been related to the memory cache issue.
- Found that some themes caused the IDE not to work as expected.
- Supports multiple languages which help in coding for developers.
- Support cross-platform like Mac, Ubuntu, Windows etc.
- Rich set of community provided plugins.
- Easy & efficient project management.
- Bug free formatted code and much more.
- Heavy software needs more RAM. It does tend to use a lot of your computer's resources if you're loading up a huge project and slow things down.
- Problems with configuring plugins.
- With every release of a new version, there are some bugs which create problems while coding.
- 1. Cross-platform support.
- 2. Multiple Language support.
- 3, Debugger.
- 4. Product management.
- 5. Code editor.
- 6. Free of cost - open source IDE These features may or may not be found in any other software. NetBeans offers assistance to optimize memory usage and application speed.
- Formatting and defining rules for each language is a very useful feature in this IDE.
- The code can be deployed very easy from Netbeans itself.
- It should provide more themes and background colors for the code window. Some dark themes are good but they slow down the system.
- There have been a few bugs in the latest version of NetBeans. NetBean's developer should resolve those bugs.
- NetBeans supports a large number of Java applications such as J2SE and EJB.
- Easy to install
- Free and open source
- When you are developing your applications, you can detect errors very quickly.
- Indicating edited code and files based on GIT commits
- Outdated framework support.
- Violating PSR-2 coding standards.
- The issue with NetBeans is that it takes a lot of time to load and consumes a lot of memory.
- Consumes more memory space as compared to other IDEs.
- It supports multiple programming languages, so you can code frontend code and backend code in the same app. There's no need to switch to other apps or go to the console to execute things.
- If you need to guarantee that your PHP application is OK and without any errors, NetBeans includes tools and support for external tools to do code quality reviews, interpreter errors, version compatibility, etc.
- If you are doing multi-platform development, NetBeans can share its config between OSs so you can switch to another OS and do your job with the same configuration.
- Main problem is its performance, JAVA IDEs are great but heavy and slow on older machines, and sometimes you'll feel like editing files is slow.
- Netbean can include tools or develop plugins to add compatibility with multiple PHP frameworks and WordPress installation so you can develop better apps.
- It should add better support for custom formatting so you can format your code with custom rules.
- Excellent tool for programming and very useful to use has helped me reduce the delivery times of small projects.
- It is a good IDE to program in Java and shows compilation errors during the programs.
- Has utility for many add-ons to generate web services.
- Its biggest con is the consumption of system resources because it does not work for old computers.
- It is developed for people who are already professionals and not beginners because the learning curve is wide.
- It lacks support for webapps.
- But actually, I have nothing bad to say about NetBeans.
- We can indent code very easily, we can define rules for the indentation of code in every computer language and it will follow accordingly.
- The checkpoints in the code really work well in case if we want to debug issues in our code.
- History of our saved code is really one of the best feature of NetBeans. Sometimes due to power failure or any other glitches we have lost our saved code but history of code really helped our team.
- Comparison of code across different files is also a good feature to know the exact difference between code of different developers.
- NetBeans [should] work smoothly with systems having less RAM. Systems with less RAM face trouble with NetBeans.
- File open history also requires improvement. Once NetBeans is restarted, all files are closed automatically and there is no shortcut to open last opened files.
It mostly addresses rich User Interface applications that have abundant/involves language support and server side programming, like rest service, data storage, communicating with third party interfaces, and more..
- Very good IDE for programming Java and J2EE applications
- Good IDE for Java debugging and run test cases.
- Good IDE for Hibernate, iBATIS framework, and web services.
- I would say Netbeans needs to be improved in providing plugins for developing Android and iOS mobile applications
- It would be better if Netbeans could be built in a lighter version.
Less appropriate to be used for developing mobile applications that do not support plugins for both Android and iOS.
Difference checker - very very accurate. It address our problems of code merging very efficiently
Sub version support - it changes color of files in files menu or tab, that is useful in getting information of updated files visually.
Plugins support for various frameworks.
Searching in folders etc
- Provide a way to go to definition of object or methods called in derived class or anywhere. It makes our understanding of code very easy.
- Difference checker - extremely well and better than meld.
- Auto Syntax checking
- Searching should be fast.
- Launch (boot) time of netbeans is slow.
- Should inherit some features of sublime, like auto code completion and selection of text in column style.
- It is larger in size with respect to other editors.
- Great code completion, just start typing some code and the program will fill in the code.
- Find/Replace is a key feature and works through whole projects as opposed to just a single file.
- Side by side code comparison right in the interface allows me to update similar pages.
- I appreciate the ease of using variable highlighting, with a wave of the mouse you can see visually where a given variable exists in your code.
- Sometimes the code hints are a little intrusive and need to be 'turned off', I like my code to pass inspection but situations like 'too many nested blocks' prevent previously functioning code to pass new versions of the program hints.
- If you have too many projects open, Netbeans takes quite a while to load. I need to go grab a cup of tea and come back. As a result, I jealously guard how many projects are open at a time.
- Code completion and PHP platform function helps can occasionally be more of a curse than a blessing. Constant 'pop ups' of hints, suggestions make coding a bit aggravating, I do not actually turn it off, but am tempted.
I use Netbeans for full projects setting up a complete project by clicking 'add new project' and following the wizards. If I am just coding up a test page, it is less involved to use Notepad++. Netbeans has full database connectivity and I rarely use it, but it seems to work well when I do, I prefer a dedicated database program for that aspect of my work.
Running find and replace on an existing project is great, the interface allows you to include or exclude files and lines with checkboxes. I have tried other solutions and always come back to Netbeans for this feature.
I like the side by side file comparison and use it regularly, the only downside is that it is a one way transfer, left to right. Other programs like Winmerge allow updating either way.
I have previously used the in program browser, but find it to be a bit buggy after program updates, so I quit trying to use the browser and keep an instance of FireFox running to test the code. The same goes for the debugger, I use it occasionally and probably could try to use it more, mostly I use something like FireBug to debug the final code problems.
- Great java IDE.
- Supports many other languages and technologies through plugin framework.
- Integration with SVN and GIT.
- Integration with JEE servers.
- Sometimes the IDE gets frozen after the monitor is turned off from being idle.
- Doesn't handle different monitor resolutions well.
- Maven integration, easy to create and open projects without external plugins.
- Available plugins, they are easy to install and there are lot of plugins that improve usage.
- Good UI, clean but has lot of information. Easy to get started with.
- Gradle integration requires third party plugin.
- Speed. Code completion could be faster. You often have to wait until the IDE comes up with suggestions.
- Sometimes IDE has to be restarted until it removes "red underlines" from UI. It doesn't seem to always refresh properly after code has been corrected.
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