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NetBeans 3.5 Release: Designed for Speed

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC -- June 8, 2003 -- The opensource project announces immediate availability of the NetBeans IDE 3.5 release. This release brings significant performance improvement to IDE users, and includes new functionality in the web application development area.

NetBeans IDE is the IDE of choice for Java technologists, which thanks to its extremely modular architecture is able to provide productivity enhancing tools in many technology areas. There is a large number of domain-specific plug-in extensions, both free and commercial, available in the NetBeans Module Catalogue (, and via the Sun ONE Studio Partner Program ( is a succesfull opensource project, with significant industry support and momentum. There are more than 16,000 registered community members, and more than 60 industry partners who extend the capabilities of NetBeans IDE or leverage the NetBeans as an application framework.

About opensource project was launched in June 2000, with the initial codebase provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc., which since then sponsors the project as is the major contributor.

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