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SeniorSoac4b
Consultant
Senior Software Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Aug 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* Linux native makefile support * Simple setup * Free * Multi-project support * C++ 11 support (for a long time) *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I use Vim for all small code changes, but I prefer using IDE for the following operations: * When I want to work on... more»

What needs improvement?

Debugging: Watches, Evaluate Expression, and data inspection are limited. Memory: Still uses a lot of memory, and a... more»

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

It is free, which is great! I am sad that CLion is not free. Currently, it has no support for Linux makefiles, only... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I used KDevelop for at least four years, Vim, and Notepad++ on a Samba drive in previous companies. In this company, we... more»

What other advice do I have??

I think that each developer should find his own C++ IDE. It seems Eclipse is now supporting C++ very well. I just play... more»
SystemArac98
Real User
System Architect and NetBeans Dream Team Member at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 31 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most important features is that Apache Maven supports it. Basically, you can open any Maven project in IDE... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For the user who chooses to use it, they can start to work on the company's projects as soon as the IDE is up and... more»

What needs improvement?

One of main areas that the tool can improve is performance. As with any tool, there are some use cases for which... more»

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

It is an open source and free tool, with no changes, and the licensing allows me even to change source code, if I need.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes, I did. I switched because I felt comfortable and productive using NetBeans.

What other advice do I have??

IDEs are tools and each developer should be able to choose any tool that fits them better. I recommend NetBeans because... more»
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Dragan Bjedov
Real User
Java Developer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Java development support. (The Java editor is one of the best Java IMHO editors. Java projects support Ant and... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

The background scanning of projects should be optimized after starting NetBeans. When a lot of projects are opened, it... more»

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

It is free and can be used for commercial development.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I previously used Eclipse. I switched to NetBeans because NetBeans has better project organization. There is no... more»

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... 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... more»

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... 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... more»
Ivar Grimstad
Consultant
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Maven support * Developer Productivity * Server Support * Complete Tool Suite * Extensibility

How has it helped my organization?

Developer Productivity.

What needs improvement?

There are always rooms for improvement for any product. The good thing with NetBeans is that since it is Open Source,... more»

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

NetBeans is free and open source. It has been donated by Oracle to the Apache Foundation, and is currently in the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I used to use Eclipse but switched mainly because of the superior Maven support in NetBeans.

What other advice do I have??

Go for it! You’ll never look back!
reviewer725928
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»

What other advice do I have??

I hope it stays free.
Barnet Neff
Real User
Full Stack Web Developer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 09 2017

What do you think of NetBeans?

Valuable Features: It comes out of package fully-loaded with a lot of great features for web development. • Improvements to My Organization: It has helped my team develop better because of its versatility and functions. • Room for 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. • Use of Solution: Three years. • Stability Issues: On a PC, always, but not really on a Mac. • Scalability Issues: Yes, the more you add, the slower the program gets. • Customer Service and Technical Support: As previously mentioned, the forum is useless. • Previous Solutions: I used several other options, this is the best so...
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... more»

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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

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