NetBeans (@ http://netbeans.org) is an open-source Integrated Development Environment (IDE). NetBeans began in 1996 as a Java IDE student project at Charles University in Prague. Sun Microsystems acquired NetBeans in 1999. In 2010, Oracle acquired Sun (and thus NetBeans).
Compared with its rival Eclipse (http://www.elicpse.org) (both are open-source, so I don’t know what are they competing for?), NetBeans provides seamless supportfor Java AWT/Swing, Java ME mobility pack, Java EE, and bundled with an excellent profiler for performance tuning.
How to Install NetBeans 8.2
Step 0: Install JDK
To use NetBeans for Java programming, you need to first install Java Development Kit (JDK). See “JDK – How to Install“.
Step 1: Download
Download “NetBeans IDE” installer from http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html. There are many “bundles” available. For beginners, choose the 1st entry “Java SE” (e.g., “
Step 2: Run the Installer
Run the downloaded installer.