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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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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NetBeans is well-sited for smaller application development. When I tried to use NetBeans for larger projects I felt like Eclipse was better than it and switched back to Eclipse, it could be a personal view though. In my view, NetBeans can definitely improve the UI can have custom themes and views.
Score 8 out of 10
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It's best suited to maintain your Java applications, it's excellent to integrate with Android SDK, and makes it easy to collaborate and contribute code to your repos when you add git hub. It's easy to clone, commit push and see what others have contributed to the repo so you can pull and merge code.
Sirish Vadala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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NetBeans is extremely user friendly and easy to start developing complex applications. Adding and configuring external libraries is much simpler than in Eclipse. It is highly cost effective and most of the latest framework based libraries required are automatically downloaded to the projects. The overall tool is also light weight and consumes less memory as compared to other competitor tools.
Score 8 out of 10
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It's best suited for collaboration. It is suitable for developing and testing enterprise Java applications. It has good debugging and testing strategies. The only drawback is debugging is very slow in Netbeans in comparison to Eclipse. It doesn't contain only Java as the coding language. It contains support for various others but is limited to the latest web development technologies.
Score 8 out of 10
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NetBeans is a very good Integrated Development Environment, not only for Java based applications, but you can also develop C/C++ based applications in NetBeans. It is very easy to use and can be used by both expert professional programmers as well as someone who is a novice in the programming world. It is free to use and is openly available over the Internet.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In particular, you can manage project files with a useful directory and file window. It also allows your projects to access existing FTP servers and sub-version repositories. Thanks to these tools, it makes our life easier to carry out all your transactions from a single point. It is also possible to copy and paste your projects on another computer. You can synchronize with Eclipse projects and buy Eclipse projects with NetBeans.
Score 8 out of 10
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If your organization works with developing or supporting Java applications and is focused on running efficiently with a lean budget, NetBeans would be a good choice to consider.

If your development staff uses other languages, or prefers a high level of available professional IDE support, it may be better to consider a paid option if your budget allows.
Score 8 out of 10
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NetBeans is well suited for developers as it consists of features which are used a lot of time while coding. Best features where it is suited are:
  • 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.
January 23, 2019

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Piyush Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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NetBeans are well suited if it is used by the same type of developers like Java developers or the same language developers. If a team has an IOS developer or Android developer they have to use Xcode or Android Studio Editor.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is best suited for if we are working with Git. We can push code to Git services directly from IDE. It can indent code differently based on language whether its Java, PHP, HTML, CSS or any other. It is less appropriate for front-end web developers as they just want normal text editors and all features of NetBeans are of no use to web developers.
Score 7 out of 10
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If you are a beginner, then NetBeans IDE is the best choice for you for development in Java, Javascript, PHP etc. It is a software that allows quick adaptation for new projects or people who do not know much about development. I fully recommend NetBeans IDE; with additional plugins installed it can be used for development with other programming languages.
September 01, 2018

Best open source IDE

Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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NetBeans is a great developer if you work with multiple parts of a web application, like if you need to create a view, then business logic code, connect to the database, check any API calls, etc. You can do all of these things in NetBeans, there's no need to install additional tools.

Also, I think it offers the best debugger tool. It supports PHP out of the box and you can find problems faster and simpler with these tools.

Their UI is simpler, easy to customize and intuitive.
Score 7 out of 10
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As said earlier, NetBeans is very well suited for all kind of Java and J2EE application programming. Also this product has good integration and built-in plugins that support various framework like Spring, Hibernate, Struts, and more.

Less appropriate to be used for developing mobile applications that do not support plugins for both Android and iOS.
Carla Borges | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It runs smoothly. Those of us who work with the development of programs should have it on the PC. 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. In terms of what is not so appropriate is that as it progresses, new versions need more computer requirements - this makes the application fly slow when compiling large codes.
November 20, 2017

Why Use NetBeans for PHP?

Score 8 out of 10
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For Java, NetBeans best provides syntax checking, execution and difference checking, complete list of methods or functions etc. But it lacks in quick access to documentation to explore its features. Also, for HTML it is not well suited as doesn't provide preview. Also, you cannot use it for any language like we see in notepad plus plus. So, for python i will need to use different editor even I just want to see python code in proper coloring.
March 07, 2017

Simple but effective

Score 8 out of 10
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NetBeans is suited perfectly for all kinds of Java development. It comes integrated with lots of features that are required in professional software development so you can spend more time getting things done and less time configuring your IDE. It's also good for new developers due to a clean UI and ability to get started with new or existing projects quickly. Perhaps for other languages, other IDEs may suit better, but for Java development, NetBeans is always a reliable choice.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.