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NetBeans IDE. The Smarter and Faster Way to Code. Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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NetBeans review by <span>Mohsen K.</span>
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Netbeans as PHP IDE

What do you like best?

- Free and Opensource

- Fast

- Friendly

- Intelligent

- Support for modern web development tools (composer, npm, etc.)

- Indicating edited code and files based on GIT commits

- Source code history

- Best syntax-highlighting colors

What do you dislike?

- Violating PSR-2 coding standards

- No modern flat themes

- No method parameter hints (this is something useful as you can find in PHP-Storm)

- No guess for types and return types

- Outdated framework support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using Netbeans for many years and I really feel comfortable with it. As an All-In-One IDE for different programming languages, It's normally shouldn't get considered as best in comparison with other IDEs which are designed specifically for a programming language but yet, In case of PHP, I actually find it a complete platform for development. Unfortunately, it has lost attentions nowadays but i'm sure with some small updates to support popular frameworks and 2-3 new features, It really has nothing less than proprietorial products like PHP-Storm and even it's more fast and featured IDE.

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NetBeans review by <span>Kavish J.</span>
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Great open source product

What do you like best?

NetBeans is a great open source product and the best part is that it's free. I first used NetBeans whenI started learning programming and it's very convenient and easy to use tool. I think Net Beans is the best because it has has pretty much everything you could ever need built in from the start and it also supports GIT. It also provides easy debugging tools and drag and drop feature for GUI development.

What do you dislike?

The issue with NetBeans is that it takes a lot of time to load and consumes a lot of memory. Also, whenever I use Net Beans, it drains my battery.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend other to use NetBeans. It's a great tool for web development and software development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a java developer and I primarily use Net Beans for Java programming. I also used Net Beans when I started to learn Java and it really helped me master my Java Skills.

What Integrated Development Environment (IDE) solution do you use?

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NetBeans review by <span>Rohit p.</span>
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A IDE for developing applications easily and quickly .

What do you like best?

NetBeans works out of box and it is Free and Open Source.It is really easy because it has pretty much everything you could ever need built in from the start such as Glassfish.It’s always the first to get support for upcoming technologies.It’s HTML5 and CSS support is really good.Can Easily switch between file or project basis.Has a Start page with regular updates and tutorials .

What do you dislike?

Though it is one of the best IDE but depending on whats being done it can be a bit of a memory hog, and it doesn’t handle very large files well.Sometimes it is not easy to copy a run configuration and doesnt save a previous configuration .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strongly recommend to web developers who would like to develope e-commerce web page.It is the best IDE till now on which I worked.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a freelance developer who need to develop back-end applications and by using NetBeans it gets easy . Also, the drag and drop feature helps me lot on the back-end development.Its debugging feature is easier as compare to others .

NetBeans review by <span>Faizan K.</span>
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Simple and Best IDE for any type of Java Developement.

What do you like best?

Easy to develop GUI .

Web App development using J2EE is easier .

Maven and git are supported .

Drag and Drop feature make GUI development easier .

Management of packages are easier .

Compilation of applications are easier , debugging is simpler , auto-completion is the best part of this IDE

What do you dislike?

Lack of Snippets .

Consumes more memory space as compared to other IDE .

Loading time is more than other IDE .

Booting time is more .

Advance tools requires training .

Projects dependencies takes time to load .

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best IDE till now on which I worked , probably ranked 2 for best Java IDE . Shortcuts are easier to remember . I definitely recommend it to everyone who want to build projects involving Java .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NetBeans help me to reduce time to develop front-end using Swing GUI tool which is just a drag and drop to build user interface .

Its debugging feature is easier as compare to others due to its feature of indicating errors and bugs in codes every line continuously and giving hint .

NetBeans review by <span>Mohd Anas K.</span>
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An IDE(Integrated Development Environment) which the world needs..

What do you like best?

Most of the developers think, Netbeans is just a java IDE, but it’s not true. It is also an IDE for different languages like PHP, Javascript, JavaFX,C/C++ etc. It helps the developer to develop their product more efficiently and quickly. One of the best thing, I like for Netbeans is, it is open-source, also the source of Netbeans IDE and Netbeans platform is available to anyone to reuse under terms and policy.

What do you dislike?

The thing which every developer hates, debugging. Yes, debugging in netbeans is quite slow compared to other IDE, the other thing which requires improvement is, memory usage. It takes large memory compared to other lighter IDEs, though it is very efficient platform for development, still it requires improvement for memory usage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a beginner, then Netbeans IDE is the best choice for you for development in Java, Javascript,PHP etc. It is available for almost all important OS like Windows, Linux, Mac OS/X. In my experience, Netbeans is very easy to handle and navigate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Netbeans has many integrated dvelopments modules especially for java. It really works great in developing high-end products. There are many benefits for using Netbeans, like it is completed setup of almost all packages which you need for development, you can use only that module which you need during development.

NetBeans review by <span>Anand T.</span>
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Integrated development environment for Java Programming

What do you like best?

It is the best platform for using java programs, and its interface is very interactive. We can easily use NetBeans, While we create any class then it automatically creates its structure. It saves a lot of time in development.

First thing I like syntax checking which saves a lot of time of code inspection for finding errors. Also, it provides a lot of shortcuts to jump which we usually do while coding and the most interesting thing is its auto-detection of references in the code, it makes our understanding to code very fast and efficient.

What do you dislike?

If you throw the learning curve of an IDE on top of learning how to program, it can be quite

frustrating. Further, features and shortcuts for experienced programmers often hide

crucial but mundane details of a language. Details should not be overlooked when

learning a new language. Using an IDE may hamper the learning of a new language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Few more things, you cannot ignore are:-

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.

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