Apache Software Foundation

Apache NetBeans


4.5 / 5
29 reviews


Average Ratings

29 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Open source
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • www.apache.org

About Apache NetBeans

An open source solution that helps build mobile and web applications via Java, JavaScript, HTML5, and PHP.


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Apache NetBeans Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

Apache NetBeans Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great place to build desktop & web applications

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Apache NetBeans is the place where I build and run all my desktop and web applications. NetBeans has auto-completion feature which I like the most. It saves time and reduces errors. When I talk about errors I must say that NetBeans shows compilation errors during the execution in a manner that I can easily understand where I made mistakes. NetBeans comes with a lot short cut keys which saves my time and speeds up the coding process.

Cons: There is no minus point about Apache NetBeans. The only problem I have is that it takes some time to respond when I debug.

Overall: As someone who codes in Java, I must say that Apache NetBeans made my life much easier. It is hard to find a software similar to this which is open source and contain all the features this has. Therefore, this is the best software out there which can be used to create stand-alone or web applications.

The Smart Way to code.

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I see Netbeans as more than just a text editor.My use of Netbeans enable me highlight my source codes semantically and syntactically,while being able to easily refract my code.

I like the Netbeans GUI builder because it helps to correct alignment, spacing in my code base and also support in-place editing ; thereby reducing the level of bugs in my code.

My use of Netbeans let me develop Java based mobile,web and desktop applications, just as I find it easy to develop HTML5 applications with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Cons: I have used Netbeans for the past three year period consistently and there is nothing I will change about this IDE.

Overall: I use Netbeans for efficient and fast development of Java applications.

Best way to get started with JAVA

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using Netbeans for years now and I absolutely love it! Netbeans and Eclipse are very popular software for JAVA development , but in Netbeans you can create the App UI by simply dragging and dropping UI elements on a form. This helps in creating better UIs and save a lot of development time.

Cons: Need high memory hardware to run fast. The software freeze sometimes completely when monitor is locked.

Overall: great software, easy to use. Enough documentation to get started, but a user eventually need to learn on his own. If you have got all the required hardware and followed all the installation steps properly, You can create powerful applications.

Hassle free coding

Nov 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Apache NetBeans provides an integrated platform that can be used to develop any kind of applications without going through a lot problems. One of the best features I find in Apache NetBeans is that it runs and deploys applications we create. This is very time saving and convenient.

Cons: I do not find any negative points about NetBeans.

Overall: I am using NetBeans since 2015 for my university work. I have never faced a single problem during this time period. NetBeans runs smoothly. I have noticed that some similar products used to heat my computer a lot. But when I started working on NetBeans this never happened to me.

Satisfying IDE for JAVA, C++, PHP and Web development

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free

Multiple languages support

Great font for code

Great tool for novice programmer

Easy to use

Cons: Code completion problems - in bigger frameworks like Yii or Laravel - freezing

Lot of bugs, sometimes too slow

Tools integration, not so many plugins

Overall: I used this IDE a lot for my projects in the past. It was enough some time ago, but nowadays I would prefer to use VS code or JetBrains products. But still, it was real pleasure to have same IDE for Java, C++ and Web. However a lot of alternative tools have much more to offer.

General purpose java dev tool

Oct 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Matisse is the best swing GUI build tool in the market

- Stability, robustness, and overall performance

- Support Tomcat and GlassFish out of the box

Cons: - Need a pretty decent machine to run without sluggishness

- Code Autocompletion needs tweaks

Overall: Basically it's a good tool for novice to medium experienced java devs, it includes everything a dev will need for starting a java project

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Best IDE for Coding

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to develop code with that IDE because when coding it will auto-generate the lot of coding parts so that developer time will be saved, I use it to create web applications mostly it 's the best environment to do such kind of things.

Cons: There are few things to mention, the user interface should be more user-friendly some time it processing time getting slow.

Overall: Overall It 's one of the best software IDE to develop the different kinds of software products very easy ,so highly recommend it with confidence!!!

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Easy for Beginners, mighty tool for experienced users.

Nov 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use for beginners.

Good code completion.

Support for a lot of plugins and frameworks.

Swing GUI.

Cons: Slow loading

Uses more RAM then some other IDEs.

Overall: I've been using Netbeans since college, I made my first Java app in Netbeans and since then I've created dozens of projects, both simple and complex by using this IDE. If you are just starting with Java or if you are an experienced Java programmer, this is the IDE for you. A lot of plugins to choose from + you can always download more and easily install them. You want to create a Spring or Tapestry project? Not a problem, Netbeans has support for those. I like the GUI of the application and how's it's easy to navigate through complex projects with a lot of folders and files. The biggest con of this IDE is that it eats a lot of RAM and it does tend to load for a long time

Great Tool for both Learners and Professionals Alike

Dec 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: NetBeans is a very well-targeted tool. In spite of its wide platform adoption, it's very good at the things it chooses to do. As someone who teaches developers, it's amazing to be able to build a custom web app in 30 seconds and then break it down into its components. NetBeans gives me those tools and they just work.

Cons: This software recently changed hands. It is much-loved, but I worry about its sustainability now that Oracle is no longer supporting it.

Overall: I use NetBeans to teach beginners how to program in Java, and the tools available allow me to quickly move them from basics through to advanced web applications without much change of workflow.

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The best IDE for Java

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Is a complete IDE that allows you to configure most part of it , very easy to use and it manage the full JEE in a easy visual way .

Is multiplatform so the team can use any OS they want and still make use of the IDE and collaborate .

I use it since the early versions and i saw it survive because of his ability to integrate new features without loosing performance or simplicity

Cons: Sometimes all the features are overwelming for the new programmers

Overall: I use it for some projects that require components that interacts with legacy databases or unix based systems , i build web services to be deployed in cross platforms environments and NetBeans makes it simple

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awesome IDE

Nov 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: 1) Git integration

2) functional and class tracking

3) Good Error reporting

Cons: 1) Sometime slow

2) Get hangs when large files are open

3) Scaning for external changes takes too long

Overall: Featured pack IDE, lifesaver for developers :)

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Good IDE

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I believe It's the easiest IDE available for beginners, I have used this in the earlier phase of my career..the best things is it's simplicity.

Cons: Takes time in debugging or hangs in between.

Overall: Overall experience was good.

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Coding software

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and also help in small things.

Cons: Provide limited features as per the third party support.

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Netbeans as a powerful tool

Oct 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I love to work with this GUI to develop software and to test web/desktop solutions, specially for Java applications and PHP web developments

Cons: Something I found a little bit difficult is when I tried to use the Hosts Server function in addition of external file to process web requests

Overall: I found useful for the development of easy solutions of business requirements, on the high demands and to facilitate the work experience for speed program process required

great ide for developers

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Netbeans has been designed with extreme care. It has been designed keeping developers in mind so that they find it easy to code and debug their code. When we are coding then only compiler checks for errors and display them with red mark so that they can be corrected. Also a lot of features and libraries can be added easily with help of plugins.

Cons: it occupies memory and makes system hangs a lot. User interface is good but look and feel is outdated.

This is good for Swing development but has room for improvement for general java development

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Powerful GUI for Swing development which handles refactoring automatically.

Cons: Netbeans as room for improvement for general java development. Not the friendliest IDE for quick java development

Overall: Good

Netbeans review by user

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install.

Support larg number of Java applications.

Easy to use.

Good IDE

Auto syntax checking.

Cons: Provides only one view.

Slow searching.

Larger in size and also sometimes get hanged.

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Good for java mainly.

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use for small prohect and java programming. The keyboard shortcuts are easy to understand and remember. The user interface and tool are great.

Cons: No good theme options and need more function. Large project are not opening by drag and drop.

Overall: Good interface and writer with good accurac.

good java software Development tool

Sep 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have used this to code in java. It is great software and can easily detect required libraries and install them. It have good debugging compiler which detects the error and display them in a good manner so that they can be corrected. Also it have an option to create manual and uml diagrams from code which i loved the most.

Cons: The only thing that I dislike is the time to takes to setup. It is heavy software and makes my system slow by taking lot of memory space.

Feature packed

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The IDE is very complete, it has native support for a lot of languages and tools like editing remote files.

Cons: It can be very resource intensive sometimes.

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Experience of using Apache NetBeans

Dec 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I am a programmer, I like this software mostly. First thing I like the most is the responsiveness with users. Error showing and then suggest some solutions. And pre-defined libraries and functions.

Cons: Sometimes I face difficulty because of a lot of information on one window. It is not a bad thing you can minimize other tabs if you want to.

Overall: I am a student and for my university projects I use this software most of the time.

Multi-platform? Not really

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Supports many programming languages. Offers a lot of tools, including cross-compiling.

Cons: A bit heavy, especially if you're working with Java. Doesn't work as good on Linux as it does on Windows, and it certainly doesn't look as good. Documentation could be better.

Overall: I have used NetBeans on Fedora Linux to write, test, and debug Java applications. Sometimes it's the only solution, but it still could be better.

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Coding starts with netbeans

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Great to use it for HTML, javascript, CSS editors. Glassfish server integration.

Deployment of application and debugging advantage.

Good for java development and web services.

Code help like highlighting variables are good.

Cons: We cannot make changes to customize it more. Loaded IDE with lot of plugins.

Debugger is slow in performance.

Need more plugin support for IoS applications.

Overall: Overall it is really good IDE for j2EE applications. Also great for framework, hibernate and web services.

Good IDE

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: New Users adapts to this IDE interface very easily. This IDE have several tools which allows to make development faster. JUnit Integration helps in testing the programs. Other integrations with maven, glassfish server etc are also possible.

Cons: The full software is big and so consumes lot of system resources. Therefore it works slow on old computers. Also the learning curve is very big. There are so many features that only professionals can use them.

An IDE for JAVA

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It have good user interface. It is really good software because even the people who are new can start working with it due to its vast menu options available and different functionalities available like downloading required dependencies on a click.

Cons: Work can be done on improving the debugger. It takes a lot of time to startup when we open it for the first time. This load time can be reduced.

Fully Featured IDE For JAVA

Sep 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Because this tool has fast and smart code editing feature.

Cons: Debugger is slow when comparing to other IDE.

Overall: I've more than 4 year experience with this IDE.I have been used this tool for my all java projects.When considering overall experience with tool is best IDE for java programmers.

Robust IDE for several programming language

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 1. user interface is flexible and provides various options

2. variety of programming language support

3. Debugging is good

Cons: 1. Launch time is more

2. little bit heavy software (Checked with java support)

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NetBeans: The IDE

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Netbeans is one of the best development environments used for developing stand alone and web applications. It provides user friendly GUI that makes user easy to learn. It supports various development languages such as Java, Ruby, Python, etc.

Cons: User must be technically sound to use this software.

Student user

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very popular and easy for programming, for everybody's use

Cons: No thing is wrong with it,perhaps only GUI update

Overall: Learning benefits

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NetBeans a decent tool

Nov 21, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The easyness to write code in the tool is a really a good feel. It gives you constant suggestions so you can't just stuck in one place. The theme , look and feel is really good of the application.

Cons: The speed. It is really slow. It is cross platform software but is very slow in some systems with low or even general specifications. It's not feel comfortable to write Spring MVC code, one of the cons.

Overall: Overall is pretty decent for beginners and for core Java app development.

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IDE: To code

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Netbeans is one of the best IDE used to build desktop and web applications. It allows various languages to use the same environment to build an application.

Cons: One should just have hands on before using it.