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NetBeans is an open source Java development environment - a complete environment covering Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++, and Groovy. The full spectrum of Java development is covered including Java SE, Java FX, Java ME and Java EE. Supports Git and Subversion source code management. The web application development bundle also includes Apache Tomcat and GlassFish web servers.

It features customized keybindings and visual tuning to ensure it is a comfortable, fun-to-use environment for Mac users.
What's New
Version 8.0:
  • Java SE 8 embedded support
  • Java ME 8 embedded support
  • Enhanced HTML 5 support
  • Additional enhancements
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • JDK 7 or later



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Sparrowhawk commented on 19 Feb 2014
Note that lots of people (including myself) have been experiencing hangs with Netbeans 7.4 when using the current JDK 7

There is a known bug in the JDK (not in Netbeans itself) that causes this. For now the workaround is to upgrade to the beta of JDK8 (which I have done with no ill effects seemingly with regards other Java apps) or to wait for the JDK7 u55 release which also has the fix (according to the Netbeans bugtracker ticket on this - (bug id 236101)

Hope this helps anyone else experiencing this problem.

I'll refrain from saying too much about the commenter below who castigates other reviewers for putting up with Java aesthetics whilst giving half a star to a product that is so feature rich and free... to each their own, eh?
[Version 7.4]


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rtheone reviewed on 07 Jan 2014
Ugly piece of Java crap, which doesn't adhere to any Mac OS X standard at all (not even a plain open file dialog box). Slow responsiveness and bad graphical rendering that often stretches far outside both windows and screen. The whole layout of the UI is backward-thinking for me, and soo stoneage à la MSWindows era.

Actually, I found it so bad that it even hurt my respect for the commentators here at MacUpdate. This should have a big red warning triangle at the top of the download page.

A total waste of biological life time!
[Version 7.3.1]

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--marc replied on 16 Jan 2014
Once upon a time, Java development was supported in XCode ... but not so today.

So ... yes, Netbeans is a "piece of Java" written by Java developers for Java development and the Java shows... For Java development, today Netbeans one of the better options on OS X.

However, I do prefer and use Coda 2 for HTML/CSS/JavaScript & some PHP development ... much better OS X interface.

That said, *if* you doing enterprise level web development, then Netbeans can run, debug and performance/memory monitor both server-side and client-side in a way that Coda 2 does-not.

And finally, for C/C++ development, I use XCode (for Apple native) or Qt Creator (for cross platform) unless the C/C++ was inherently used in the enterprise web development.
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Aetnaria commented on 17 Oct 2013
7.4 is out.
[Version 7.3.1]


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Sparrowhawk reviewed on 25 Jun 2013
Hi MacUpdate Admins,

7.3.1 is out now, and 7.3 had been out for quite some time.


I love this IDE (in my opinion it is far superior to Eclipse, but I appreciate that others will disagree). I use it for large-scale backend PHP work and it a joy and huge timesaver.

It may be a Java app, but frankly I don't care - the features are outstanding and the responsiveness is more than acceptable.
[Version 7.2]

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MacUpdate-Ishaq replied on 25 Jun 2013
Thanks for pointing us to this update!
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Sparrowhawk replied on 28 Jun 2013
My pleasure. :)
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--marc reviewed on 18 Aug 2012
I use Netbeans for professional and hobby Java/PHP development. ... and sometimes for non-iOS/Cocoa C/C++.

I used Eclipse for several years, then later switched to Netbeans. The switch is because I found the Netbeans included features in a less cluttered and bloated way than Eclipse. Netbeans had more of what I needed and less of what I did not use with a cleaner user interface.

I'm happy with Netbeans 7.2 on both Lion and Mountain Lion.
[Version 7.2]


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Umaromc commented on 18 Aug 2012
Oddly enough, Oracle isn't a "recognized developer." If you've OS X 10.8 and this option in GateKeeper the DMG won't [be allowed to] load.
[Version 7.2]


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Ozron commented on 02 Aug 2011
NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 is now out. This page should be updated.
[Version 6.9]

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Myschizobuddy replied on 07 Feb 2012
yup plus there is no Sun microsystems now.
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Negritude tipped on 08 Jul 2010
PowerPC support has been dropped in 6.9. The platform should be changed to just say Intel.
[Version 6.9]

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Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein replied on 09 Jul 2010
Just a note: the requirements listed says 32/64-bit Intel.
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Mikael B replied on 30 Nov 2011
Actually I think it's the minimal requirements of jdk1.6 that is the real problem. If Netbeans 6.9+ can be made to run on openJDK 1.6 or 1.7 compiled for PowerPC the hardware architecture is not the obstacle.

I have not succeeded in doing this, mostly due to the lack of a suitable build, but such a build could likely be done.
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Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein reviewed on 07 Jul 2010
NetBeans 6.9 is the latest version of the IDE originally developed by Sun, now under the Oracle brand. Like its predecessors it's free. Similar to Eclipse, it's Java-based and can be extended with plugins and modules for language support and other features.

NetBeans supports binary instrumentation for performance analysis on Solaris and Linux platforms, but not Mac OS X. If such instrumentation is required on Mac OS X, the free XCode is available from Apple on the developer web site with optional performance analysis tools selected.

NetBeans and Eclipse appear to be just as fast, or slow depending on your perception, at runtime and both support global and per-project configurations of the compilers, environment, etc. NetBeans doesn't have header template support like Eclipse (where new files will have custom comments or pragmas defined to indicate the name of the developer, date of modification, etc., though those can be implemented with version control keywords, which NetBeans supports).

I've had Eclipse crash often when attempting to create new makefile projects or new projects altogether, whereas NetBeans doesn't suffer the same fate. Overall, NetBeans seems more stable.
[Version 6.9]


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one78man reviewed on 27 May 2009
I really love to develop software with NetBeans, there are a lot of options and it helps you to handle some boring operations. Sometimes it will drive you crazy because of some defects but in the end it's still a very good IDE. :)
[Version 6.5.1]


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aint rated on 12 Aug 2013

[Version 7.3.1]



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CPa rated on 21 Jun 2012

[Version 6.9]



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Dr54 rated on 08 May 2012

[Version 6.9]


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NetBeans is an open source Java development environment - a complete environment covering Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++, and Groovy. The full spectrum of Java development is covered including Java SE, Java FX, Java ME and Java EE. Supports Git and Subversion source code management. The web application development bundle also includes Apache Tomcat and GlassFish web servers.

It features customized keybindings and visual tuning to ensure it is a comfortable, fun-to-use environment for Mac users.


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