Promoting Open Source Technology in Education: NetBeans : The Perfect Open Source IDE
The NetBeans IDE is an award-winning integrated development environment available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. The NetBeans project consists of an open source IDE and an application platform that help developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications. It offers a full-fledged IDE that runs on multiple platforms and has support for almost every popular language you want to code in. Many developers are migrating their applications to the NetBeans IDE from some of the top IDE's like Eclipse PDE, Zend Studio, Macromedia Dreamweaver Ultradev. Many of the users and students using Borland's JBuilder previously, were equally happy and comfortable with the NetBeans IDE.