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Originally developed by a Prague university student, NetBeans was bought by Sun Microsystems in 1999 and then by Oracle in 2010. Like Eclipse, NetBeans is known primarily as a Java IDE, but it also supports many other languages. It is the official IDE for Java 8 and boasts a large community of users. The latest version offers improved support for Node.js, Maven, PHP and C/C++. Plug-ins provide additional support for Android development. The PYPL Index ranks NetBeans as the fifth most popular IDE.
- Smart code editing
- Easy, efficient project management
- Rapid user interface development
- Integrated debugger
- Support for multiple languages and operating systems
- Large library of plugins
Target operating systems:Cross-platform
Runs on:Windows, macOS, Linux, Solaris
- JDK 8
- Windows Vista or later, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, macOS 10.8.3 or later, or one of the supported versions of Linux
- 128 MB RAM
- 124 MB hard drive space
Target audience:Professional developers
First production release: 1997
Most recent update/stable release: Version 8.2 (October 2016)
License:Primarily CDDL 1.0 and GPL2
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