NetBeans Community Polls

Developers can be an opinionated group! The NetBeans Poll is a quick glimpse at what NetBeans users and developers think about current technology trends, including topics within the NetBeans community.

We welcome suggestions for future polls. Serious or light-hearted, topical or quirky, send us your poll ideas.

   

How did the NetBeans IDE get its start?

Opening:20 Dec 2010
Closing:20 Jan 2011

Answers (2475)

As a student project
53%
As a Sun Labs research project
29%
As a popular SourceForge project
10%
As a side project by James Gosling
8%


How do you find plugins for the NetBeans IDE?

Opening:4 Nov 2010
Closing:20 Dec 2010

Answers (3119)

Use the Update Center in the IDE
44%
Browse the NetBeans.org Plugin Portal
27%
Rarely or never search for plugins
11%
Search via Google, Bing, etc.
9%
All of the above
9%


For what scenario or task would you want "Code Completion"?

Opening:4 Oct 2010
Closing:4 Nov 2010

Answers (1824)

Job performance reviews
29%
Answers for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"
23%
Small talk (Not the programming language)
17%
Filling out tax papers
16%
Identifying the perfect DNA strand
14%


What level of Java EE 6 do you plan to use in the next 12 months?

Opening:19 Aug 2010
Closing:4 Oct 2010

Answers (4868)

EE 6 Full SDK
45%
EE 6 Web Profile
26%
Don't use any EE APIs
21%
Sticking with Java EE 5 or earlier
9%


How do you find documentation on NetBeans.org?

Opening:13 Jul 2010
Closing:17 Aug 2010

Answers (2216)

Google search
44%
The site's Docs & Support tab
29%
F1 Help docs in the IDE
14%
I don't use documentation
10%
I ask on forums & lists
3%


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