A Good Open Source Software Development IDE.
Updated April 05, 2021

A Good Open Source Software Development IDE.

Kunal Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetBeans

NetBeans is being used in our department to build Web applications based on JSP, JEE and Spring/Struts. It provides all the essential deployment tools to work with and produce applications very fast on the tomcat server. We have been working on various minor projects related to management services such as record management. Besides that, we are also trying maven projects to be deployed on online servers such as heliohost servers. NetBeans is being used by our department because it is free to use and is a very productive IDE.
  • Auto-completion of the code makes it easier to code well.
  • Running server based applications on NetBeans is very easy.
  • It takes a lot of time to start, maybe it is not that memory efficient.
  • NetBeans made it easier to deploy applications in production server.
  • Coming to Spring module, we don't need to code everything from scratch.
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.
Regular updates are being provided by the NetBeans developer over time. They also ask for feedback about NetBeans so the improvements can be made more frequently. Customer Support is very helpful and they try to fix the bugs as soon as possible. They always try to implement something new in each update.

Do you think NetBeans delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with NetBeans's feature set?

Yes

Did NetBeans live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NetBeans go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NetBeans again?

Yes

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.