NetBeans Community-Contributed Quiz

Following true Open-Source style, the questions for this quiz were contributed by NetBeans Community members. All submissions with the correct answers will be entered in a drawing for four NetBeans Field Guides (2nd edition). Only one submission per participant is accepted.

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Question 1

Which version number did the first release of 'Netbeans Developer' have when it was released in 1999?


1.0 beta


none specified

Question 2

In the early days, the company stopped using the name "NetBeans" for a while, what was the IDE called then?

Forté for Java .

Eclipse for Java

Java Studio Creator

Java Developer

Question 3

When was the web page launched?

August 2001

June 2000

January 2000

January 2001

Question 4

Which big change was made in the project build process from NetBeans 3.6 to later versions?

It added Make support

It switched to Ant

It intergrated a Maven plugin called Mevenide

It used a proprietary build system that was discarded in 4.0

Question 5

Where was NetBeans born?

Silicon Valley (USA)


Czech Republic


Question 6

Where will the NetBeans world tour be in February 2007?

St. Petersburg, Russia

Shanghai, China

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hyderabad, India

Question 7

How do you quickly override implemented methods from an interface using the IDE?





Question 8

How do you open files in the IDE that are not part of a NetBeans project, such as .HTML or .TXT?

You can't, an IDE is only for source code

Use an Importer plugin to import them

Use the context-menu to add them to the Favorites Window

Use the Open menu to open them in the Files Window

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