NetBeans is an integrated development environment (IDE) which has been developed primarily for Java, but also with other languages, in particular PHP, C/C++, and HTML5. It is also an application platform framework for Java desktop applications and others, and the NetBeans IDE is written in Java and can run on a variety of platforms like Windows, OS X, Linux, Solaris and other platforms supporting a compatible JVM.
The NetBeans Platform allows applications to be developed from a set of modular software components called modules. Applications based on the NetBeans Platform (including the NetBeans IDE itself) can be extended by third party developers.


NetBeans & Project Easel for easy HTML5 debugging

The beta for NetBeans 7.3 is out and with it comes Project Easel. Easel makes debugging HTML5 projects very easy. If you have ever...
Lyndon Armitage
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Highlights from JavaOne 2012 Day 0 – Sunday

The GlassFish party at The Thirsty Bear deserves a mention – unfortunately I did not get any photos from there. Arun got one of...
Leon Atherton
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A simple Glassfish example in NetBeans – a little…

Seeing as I am giving a short talk at JavaOne 2012 concerning GlassFish and our usage of it and how potentially it could help...
Lyndon Armitage
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Interesting JavaOne PDF plugin for NetBeans

There is a new plugin available for NetBeans written by ‘Mr NetBeans’ himself, Geertjan Wielenga. The idea is to allow all presentations to be displayed...
Mark Stephens
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NetBeans “Cannot locate java installation in specified jdkhome”?

I recently came across this message when opening NetBeans after updating my Java version from 1.7.0_05 to 1.7.0_07. Cannot locate Java installation in specified...
Leon Atherton
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