NetBeans

NetBeans

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Netbeans for java code

8 out of 10
June 29, 2022
It's used to write Java code for our company and to maintain our Java-based source code apps. Mostly mobile apps for an android operating …
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Recommended Best IDE - NetBeans

8 out of 10
February 11, 2019
Net beans is an open source IDE that provides comprehensive facilities for programmers for software development. It consists of a source …
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NetBeans Review

7 out of 10
January 23, 2019
NetBeans is used for development purposes in our organization by the IT department. At first, we used a different IDE for software …
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NetBeans is a free and open source platform and integrated development environment (IDE).

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What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for Java Virtual Machine (JVM) from JetBrains. The vendor states IntelliJ IDEA analyzes code, looking for connections between symbols across all project files and languages. Using this information it provides indepth coding assistance, quick navigation, clever error analysis,…

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What is NetBeans?

NetBeans is a free and open source platform and integrated development environment (IDE).

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NetBeans is a free and open source platform and integrated development environment (IDE).

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.3.

The most common users of NetBeans are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Tharsanan Kurukulasingam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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I would say NetBeans only shines when it comes to smaller projects. I prefer using Eclipse and Intellij over NetBeans when it comes to developing larger projects.
Score 8 out of 10
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Netbeans is great as a stand-alone java ide and for compiling your java code. The platform provides easy access to better make use of your repos. Between the other ide, NetBeans is easier for us to integrate with android SDK. The only problem is the UI and for all other code needs, you just use visual studio code.
Sirish Vadala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Rational Application Developer and IntelliJ IDEA are great with hell lot of features packed into the product and are subscription based. However, most of the features they were providing were moot from my organization's business perspective and the cost was expensive. Eclipse is an opensource product with great features, but is difficult to configure and use as compared to NetBeans. One of the frustrating issues we faced with Eclipse was its slowness while saving a file.

http://https//stackoverflow.com/questions/40166270/eclipse-neon-pathetically-slow
Score 8 out of 10
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Netbeans has a larger number of plugins than Eclipse does which makes development easier. It provides a lot of support for enterprise Java based applications. It has a powerful user interface which makes it easier to navigate through the software. It provides support for the latest Java standards. Building tools with plugins and debugging is a lot easier with netbeans.
Score 8 out of 10
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NetBeans is open source and is freely available to use making it economical compared to Visual Studio IDE. It is fast compared to Visual Studio IDE. More Diversified Libraries are available with NetBeans to work on as compared to the Eclipse IDE. It can be used even by novices very easily.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is supported primarily by Oracle and is free. This is a very important plus. Also, many things come embedded. You don't have to worry about adding library or framework. Finally, one of my favorite features is you can design the interface with drag and drop. This feature is not available in other IDEs.
Score 8 out of 10
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IntelliJ IDEA is more feature-rich and has professional support available, but comes with increased licensing costs.
Eclipse is widely used, and some of our developers still prefer Eclipse over NetBeans. However, developers spend more time working around IDE bugs when using Eclipse, and have a more difficult time getting started with it.
Atom is another great open source solution, but it doesn't offer some of the in-depth features with debugging and framework support that the other IDEs include.
Score 8 out of 10
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Net beans is way better editor IDE than any other software. It is more advanced and more stable. The only problem with net beans is it consumes more resources of laptop / computer than any other editor. Sublime also supports multiple languages like NetBeans but it has a lot less functionality than NetBeans which could be used while creating and working on new projects. NetBeans supports Git and other plugins helping on the project flow correctly.
Score 7 out of 10
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    Bigger out-of-box experience. There are a few flavors of the IDE, those being a set of bundled plug-ins already bundled based on technology (C, Java SE, Java EE, PHP, etc.). Even if you pick the wrong one, you can get what you need by creating or opening a project. User-friendly interface. Since it's done by Oracle, it has support for newer Java versions earlier than any other IDE. This is important if you want to live on the bleeding edge of technology. After version 5.0, the platform is pretty stable and upgrading is seamless. I prefer NetBeans because it's a small software package, clear and easy to use. You will have everything you need for fast developing and debugging.
September 01, 2018

Best open source IDE

Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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NetBeans is free, open source and offers a lot of open source plugins. If you don't have money to invest in a proprietary IDE, you can use NetBeans as the main IDE. Also, it's backed up by a great community and Apache so you know that it will receive upgrades and updates to make it a better tool.

There is a lot of documentation and videos to learn how to use this tool.
Score 7 out of 10
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NetBeans goes with other IDE's in market like Eclipse, Rational Application Development and more.

I prefer NetBeans since it's a lighter version than RAD and Eclipse for building/developing Java and J2EE applications. It also has dynamic support for JavaScript, HTML, PHP.

Also NetBeans like other products comes with inbuilt build process plugins like Maven, SVN which is really helpful and ease build process.
Carla Borges | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have been using NetBeans for many years and I am very comfortable with it. NetBeans is a Java IDE and for different languages ​​such as PHP, Javascript, JavaFX, C / C ++, etc. unlike Eclipse, which is more useful only for Java. NetBeans helps the developer to develop their product more efficiently and quickly. One of the best things I like for NetBeans is that it is open source, and the source of the NetBeans IDE and NetBeans platform is available so that anyone can reuse it in terms and policies.
November 20, 2017

Why Use NetBeans for PHP?

Score 8 out of 10
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  • sublime and notepad plus plus
It provides way to go to object or method declaration from its instance or next occurrence of object anywhere in the code. Also, it bundles difference checking and code version repos like svn, git and mercury. It almost have everything you need in development of your software.
March 07, 2017

Simple but effective

Score 8 out of 10
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NetBeans is easier to use. It has a simpler UI and it's more similar with other IDEs than Eclipse. I never liked Eclipse's workspace concept, with NetBeans you just have projects. Overall I would say using NetBeans requires less learning since it's UI is more logical and you can find things where you expect them to be.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I originally began coding with Eclipse, but found debugging to be difficult to implement; switched to NetBeans and never really looked back. When coding for specific projects (for instance Android or a Java class ) Eclipse seems to have a better foothold on integration of multiple program types. I prefer the clean interface, project setup and reuse of NetBeans over Eclipse. Some of this might be familiarity, but I have a hard time finding how to do xx in Eclipse that I commonly do in Netbeans.

For pure text based coding, Notepad++ can not really be beat. I regularly keep it running and use its powerful find/replace dialog that hovers over my work. I love the Alt-click column select and tend to use it as a clipboard to fix code outside Netbeans and paste it back in. This allows me to use the strengths of each program.

Netbeans is free, which allows me to get my work done without having to get IT or accounting involved to get new versions and use the program. The user base is large and program updates seem to address any potential bugs, although I have only occasionally encountered bugs.