Most developers recognize the NetBeans IDE as the original free
It is that, and much more! The NetBeans IDE provides support
NetBeans is an open-source project dedicated to providing rock
solid software development products (the NetBeans IDE and
Platform) that address the needs of developers, users
and the businesses who rely on NetBeans as a basis for their
products; particularly, to enable them to develop these products
quickly, efficiently and easily by leveraging the strengths of the
Java platform and other relevant industry standards.
In June 2000, NetBeans was made open
Sun Microsystems, which remained the project sponsor until January
2010 when Sun Microsystems became a subsidiary of Oracle.
Please see our History section for
The NetBeans project is also a vibrant community in which people from across the globe can ask questions, give advice, contribute and ultimately share in the success of our products. On the NetBeans mailing lists and forums, you will find posts from students, developers from top companies, and individuals looking to expand their skills.
With over 18 million downloads of the NetBeans IDE to date, and over 800,000 participating developers, the NetBeans project is thriving and continues to grow, thanks to the individuals and partner companies. To be a part of the community, simply register for free.
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