Apache NetBeans Alternatives

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Apache NetBeans reviews and mentions

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  • 2023 Development Tool Map
    20 projects | dev.to | 19 Feb 2023
  • How a Zig IDE Could Work
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Feb 2023
    > For the most part, Eclipse has fallen into obscurity.

    I guess it depends on the locale/company/environment?

    In most conferences, online videos, as well as among the people I know personally, JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA for Java) seem to reign supreme: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/

    They have a community version, personally I pay for the Ultimate package of all the tools. They're slightly sluggish, want a lot of RAM, but the actual development experience and features make up for that.

    I know that Eclipse is sometimes used more in an educational setting, however there are also both some specialized tools, as well as customized versions for something like working with Spring in the industry: https://spring.io/tools

    In my experience, the idea behind the IDE is nice (a platform that you can install whatever you want on, entire language support packages, or specialized tool packages), but the execution falls short - sometimes it's unstable, other times it works slow and so on. That said, it's passable.

    I would say that personally I'd almost prefer NetBeans to Eclipse, even after it was given over to the Apache Foundation, which have released a few versions since: https://netbeans.apache.org/

    It seems to do less than either Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA do, but for general purpose Java editing and limited work with other stacks (PHP, webdev stuff, some C/C++) it is good and pleasant to use. However, if you have projects that get close to half a million lines of code, it does just kind of break and gets way slower than the alternatives. It still somehow feels more coherent than Eclipse to me, would pick it if IntelliJ IDEA didn't exist.

    Some also try doing something like using Visual Studio Code with a Java plugin: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/java

    That said, I only used that briefly when I needed something lightweight for a netbook of mine, the experience was somewhat underwhelming. The autocomplete or refactoring wasn't as good as IntelliJ IDEA and just felt a little bit tacked on. Then again, that was a while ago, I don't doubt that progress is being made.

  • Some other windows PHP IDEs besides VSCode and PHP Storm
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/PHP | 5 Feb 2023
    (free) Apache NetBeans is there from ages, and one person on my team still uses it for PHP/web stuff (including the use of xdebug with it) because you know, it works. Some of us care about *what* gets into the repository, not *how* it gets done, as long you're productive.
  • Primeiros passos no desenvolvimento Java em 2023: um guia particular
    13 projects | dev.to | 19 Jan 2023
    Existem outras IDEs igualmente famosas: Eclipse IDE e NetBeans.
  • 10 open source projects you should be aware of in 2023
    4 projects | dev.to | 7 Jan 2023
    1. NetBeans
  • HTML / PHP / CSS / JavaScript IDE for MacOS?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/MacOS | 27 Nov 2022
    Nobody mentioned (wonder why), but 10 years ago I used work in NetBeans. I thought it was fantastic and I can see it is still being developed.
  • Nemo Linux File Manager UI suggestions.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 19 Oct 2022
    yes, kind of. for me mostly the solid previeuw pannel is important, having more customizablility in where things are would be great to. it would be interesting to see something where you can kind of have settings in a toolbox, all by default have their default behaviour but instances can be altered, and then from there you can kind of drop them on the ui/canvas, quite much like how "Apache netbeans" https://netbeans.apache.org// has a drag and drop interface, but then for customizing the UI Layout of the program, such a thing would be truly revolutionair, and might be usable in many more programs.
  • How to step debug PHP code with Xdebug and PhpStorm on a DDEV setup
    2 projects | dev.to | 8 Oct 2022
    PhpStorm is also another tool, which has great features for PHP development. I started using it 2 years ago after hearing all the benefits that provided to my coworkers. For more than 13 years, I was be a big fan of Apache Netbeans, which works great with Xdebug too, but some additional steps were needed to have it fully working though, and it used to use too many resources from my computer which became super slow.
  • Starting Out
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/javahelp | 30 Sep 2022
  • Apache NetBeans 15 Released
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Sep 2022
    The NetBeans page does not even say what it is.


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