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Dragan Bjedov
Real User
Java Developer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 05 2019

What is most valuable?

* Java development support. (The Java editor is one of the best Java IMHO editors. Java projects support Ant and Maven.) * RCP support * GUI editor for Java windows * RCP support: An easy way to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has sped up our Java development. Regarding using Eclipse before, creating GUI forms became much faster and as well as the maintenance of them.

What needs improvement?

The background scanning of projects should be optimized after starting NetBeans. When a lot of projects are opened, it takes a little too long for NetBeans to start up. I experienced this with more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is free and can be used for commercial development.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used Eclipse. I switched to NetBeans because NetBeans has better project organization. There is no workspace and it has very good GUI builder.

What other advice do I have?

Use it and you will not regret your decision. My company is only a customer. I personally develop some plugins for NetBeans and published them on NetBeans' site… more»
Ronald Melendez
Real User
Consultor Senior Front-End Javascript at a tech services company
Jun 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The download of the plugins is what I like the most since they can be easily integrated. For example, when working with Hibernate or with JPA, creating entities is very easy through a graphical interface. The plugins help to save time in development triple productivity. NetBeans has several good integration tools. For me, it is the most effective IDE for working with Java.

How has it helped my organization?

When you have to develop in Java, this IDE is ideal because it has many plugins that make your life easier. I can also add dependencies easily. The learning curve is easy and fast because the interface is simple and intuitive, enabling us to easily train developers who are not expert in metrics. Overall, for our company, it has been a good addition, as development times have been shortened using… more»

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like there to be better integration with Git, as there are IDEs such as Eclipse that offer this integration in a much more elegant way than NetBeans. In general, Netbeans is a very stable and complete IDE and does not have much to change in an eventual update since the features it has are quite complete.
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User
Programmer and Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

* Free, quality, easy usage * Large scale of projects, templates, and coding support. * NetBeans Platform can be freely used as a desktop application base. All the functionality is prepared for me. I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved organizational productivity.

What needs improvement?

Background scanning of sources on demand, disallowed by Options (processor usage, build cannot be deleted by the old version build). Angular2 plus its support.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I worked in text editors, JBuilder, Eclipse, built-in editor in SilverStream AS 2.x to 3.7 (Novell exteNd now), BlueJ and others. The Eclipse Platform, too.

What other advice do I have?

I hope it stays free.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I use all accessible IDEs, free and natural to use. I have been interested in NetBeans and Eclipse Platforms. NB uses Swing and Eclipse SWT.
Sameh Nassr
Real User
Senior Software Developer at Sollers Consulting
Dec 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Supporting of many applications servers, e.g., GlassFish and JBoss. It is just easy to integrate the application servers with NetBeans as well. It is easy to deploy, manage servers, and ORMS resources.

How has it helped my organization?

NetBeans has helped us to increase our productivity and defect solving since the IDE is smart. It has many functionalities, like debugging, auto compile, and auto resource resolving.

What needs improvement?

The debugging mechanize could be improved compared to IntelliJ, for example. The support of Groovy and Gradle can be improved compared to the other IDEs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I am currently using Intellij IDEA, because our company has asked us to use it.

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