A Java-based IDE that allows to develop applications from a set of modular software components - modules, used for developing Java desktop apps. It has a structured interface, which allows to use this tool in project management. NetBeans also supports PHP, C/C++.

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First released 1996
Developed by NetBeans Open Source Community
Latest stable version NetBeans 8
Open-source Yes
Used by Oracle, Edaptive Computing, Inc., MuleSoft, Inc.

Interesting facts

NetBeans started out as a student project named Xelfi. The first commercial version of the project was bought by Sun Microsystems in 1999 and later by Oracle in 2010.


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