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Apache NetBeans

Open-source IDE that provides smart code editors & templates

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Apache NetBeans Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Apache NetBeans product overview

What is Apache NetBeans?

Apache NetBeans is an open-source IDE that provides code editors, wizards, and templates. It can help developers create apps in Java, PHP, and other languages. Apache NetBeans can be installed on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD operating systems.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Training options

Documentation

Apache NetBeans pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

149

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Apache NetBeans features

Functionality

4.3

/5

149

Total features

11

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Deployment Management
Web/Mobile App Development
Integrated Development Environment
Debugging
Mobile Development
Web App Development
Code Editing
For Developers

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Apache NetBeans users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

149

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.06/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

57

72

17

1

2

Pros
It is good in intellisense for supported programming languages. Its user interface for database is good.
This is a great free IDE which has great community support. It works great with WAMP on windows, and the debugger is easy to use.
It is the best IDE for beginners. It was really helpful for improving my programming knowledge.
Cons
Some plugins are missing, the autoformat functionnality does not always work and there is no support for php 7.1+ version or ES6 javascript syntax.
Later in school we had to program in IDEA from IntelliJ and there I felt lost.
I used it exclusively for creating swing applications, the other tools I found difficult, besides having no integration with git and slack.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Netbeans - The top IDE for Application Development using Java

Reviewed a month ago

The overall experience has been quite good. Have used development of Web Applications using Servlets and also used for development of Swing applications. The performance has been satisfactory. I recommend this tool for beginners as well as advanced Java developers.

Pros

Netbeans is the top IDE for application development using the Java Programming Language. Supports development of various kinds of applications like Web Applications and Desktop Applications. Easy to add various kinds of files like Java Classes, Servlets, JSP files, HTML/CSS files and much more. Supports project development with multiple components. The Project Explorer provides an easy way to navigate through the project files and components. Referencing external libraries and JAR files is quite easy, with few clicks. Testing the projects is equally easier. Web projects can be tested on desired browsers, which helps in building better web applications.

Cons

Its a large application and you need a fast processor and sufficient RAM for program development and executions. You experience lagging when using the IDE on slower machines. Beginners may feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and settings available in the IDE. Does need some time to master the tool.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PHP Development with NetBeans

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is reliable and I used to it so I can be productive. I find it very handy when I working with big PHP frameworks. It gives me whole information about structure, creation, origin of the objects and classes. It is the best part of the IDE. NetBeans does this very good and fast.

Pros

From all other IDEs I prefer using NetBeans. People say it is old and legacy but I used to it, it does it's work good enough. Actually I use Netbeans when I work with PHP projects. So maybe it is good with the old languages not the quite new era languages or developments environments like Angular, React. I use many features of NetBeans like code completion, code templates, debugging, code upload via ftp etc. I also write HTML, Javascript codes too using NetBeans and it is pretty handy for me. I like to configure my IDE and editors my way, especially code templates and shortcuts so I can work productive.

Cons

NetBeans becomes slow sometimes when opening the projects because of it's indexing process. It frustrates me. But I face this kind of slowness even with the latest, best IDE IntelliJ too. IDEs are always huge and bunch of processes required to run in the background. So for small or front-end javascript projects I prefer to use editors like VSCode.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The best to develop Java applications

Reviewed 2 months ago

Some yeas ago we moved from Eclipse to NetBeans because we liked many functionalities and a stable framework that this software offers. It's a good choice, maybe the best, to develop a Java application. But when we write a web based application (eg. based on LAMP) or a mobile app, we switch to Visual Studio Code, a more complete, flexible and fast solution.

Pros

Fully features, good and proven UI, cross-platform. Good integrated tools and services: we like so much the database connector and the built-in UML modelling.

Cons

There are only two things we like least about this software: 1. if you need do write HTML/PHP/JavaScript code, you can find other solutions with more widgets, plugins, best auto-suggestion, ... 2. as it is developed on Java, you can get some hardware resources issues (especially RAM) by using this software intensively

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Average tool for beginner developers

Reviewed 2 months ago

Average tool , good to use for a beginner developer

Pros

The code editor is good to user with library addition funcnalities

Cons

The integration and setups is very time consuming and required heavy hardware cofiguration

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Java IDE from Netbeans

Reviewed 2 months ago

I used Netbeans over 2 years and I have good impression with Netbeans, but it has old fashioned design and IDE. You can still use Netbeans for Java and servlet code.

Pros

It is easy to code your programme with Netbeans, but the technology is quite old and there are lots of IDE to use while you can code Java program.

Cons

Netbeans has old fashioned dashboard and environment tool for programming, you can still code your programmes but there are lots of other tools that you can use for programming.

Apache NetBeans FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Apache NetBeans offer?

Apache NetBeans has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source


Q. Who are the typical users of Apache NetBeans?

Apache NetBeans has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. Does Apache NetBeans offer an API?

No, Apache NetBeans does not have an API available.

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