NetBeans is an open source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. It is compatible with Windows, Linux, Solaris, and MacOS. Developers can use this great tool to design software using Java SE/FX, Java, Ruby, C/C++, and PHP. It is sponsored by Sun Microsystems and is very powerful thanks to the contributions of thousands of users.
It is really a great tool because it integrates with lots of external resources: MySQL, DB2, Access, SQL Server, Web plugins and others.
Great IDE for software developers, besides is free and has excellent support and tutorials. It is a big application so it is recommended at least a 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium IV or better processor, 2GB in RAM, and 1GB of free disk space for Windows platforms.
- Multiplatform support.
- Collaboration environment.
- Java, PHP, C++, Ruby.
- Plugin expansion
- Complex interface