Switch to the NetBeans IDE

More and more developers are switching to the NetBeans IDE and taking advantage of all the features available right out-of-the-box. We, the NetBeans team, could easily tell you why the NetBeans IDE is a great tool, but why not hear it from your peers? Read stories from developers who have made the switch. Learn why they switched, how the NetBeans IDE improves their productivity, and how easily you can also make the switch!
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Why Switch to NetBeans IDE

NetBeans IDE provides a rich set of features and a more productive work environment than other IDEs. And it just works: you don't waste valuable development time searching for plug-ins. NetBeans IDE allows you to create state-of-the-art applications whether they be standalone, web tier, mobile or J2EE.

Read the Top Reasons to Switch to the NetBeans IDE.

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Hear from People Who are Switching

We've heard from many people who are switching from other IDEs. Read their true stories and learn why they are making the switch.

Make the Switch to NetBeans

In direct response to developer demand for an easy migration away from Eclipse and other IDEs, NetBeans offers the Eclipse Project Import Module for a simple, easy-to-implement transition of Eclipse-based projects to the NetBeans IDE.

Read more in How to Make the Switch.

Join the NetBeans Community

There are many cool things happening in the NetBeans community. To help you stay on top of the latest developments, you can check out the NetBeans Roadmap, subscribe to the NetBeans newsletter, and connect with other developers. You can also be a part of the action by contributing to the NetBeans community—writing code, building plugins, submitting tutorials, fielding technical questions on the mailing lists, and more.
Learn more on the NetBeans Community page.
The NetBeans Platform proved to be the most straightforward for implementation. The fact that the NetBeans Platform relies only on Ant scripts to build contributed greatly to our choice. Also, the NetBeans Platform's use of pure Swing (as opposed to Eclipse’s use of SWT) means that integration with other products is seamless. The NetBeans Platform does not force the design architecture to adhere ... more

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