NetBeans Review

Fully-loaded, Versatile Web Development, Product Needing Improvement in Scalability


What is most valuable?

It comes out of package fully-loaded with a lot of great features for web development.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped my team develop better because of its versatility and functions.

What needs improvement?

It is a very heavy load on the computer, especially when you compare with Sublime Text Limited plugins and themes. The forum is terrible, so any issues, you are pretty much on your own.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

On a PC, always, but not really on a Mac.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, the more you add, the slower the program gets.

How are customer service and technical support?

As previously mentioned, the forum is useless.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used several other options, this is the best so far in terms of general usability.

How was the initial setup?

Incredibly straightforward, which is is one of the best parts of NetBeans. Its incredibly useful out of the box.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • WeBuilder
  • Notepad++
  • Aptana
  • JetBrains
  • Atom

What other advice do I have?

It’s a great option for web development.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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