netbeans.org : welcome
Welcome to www.netbeans.org
This site is home to the NetBeans Open Source project.
NetBeans is a modular, standards-based integrated development
environment (IDE), written in Java. It currently has support
for Java, but its architecture lends itself to supporting other
languages as well.
The source base was contributed by Sun Microsystems.
What does netbeans.org mean for you? It means you can download and
modify the source code to the NetBeans IDE. You can patch the sources,
and make bugfixes. If you think your modification/s might be of use to
other NetBeans users, you can submit them for inclusion in the IDE
itself - some of these are already coming in. You can even write your
own new module, host it here, and get other developers involved in it.
Join mailing lists and contribute directly to the
decisions being made by the community about how the IDE will evolve,
which features and functionality are most important, and exactly what
those should be. Welcome to netbeans.org.
What's here ?
- The NetBeans IDE!
The IDE itself is of course available here - download NetBeans
and see what it can do yourself. If you're new to the IDE, check out the
Quick Introduction to NetBeans - including
screenshots, a quick walk through some IDE Basics,
and an introduction to customizing NetBeans
to suit your own programming style.
- The Source Code
First and foremost, www.netbeans.org hosts the source code to
NetBeans. The source code is available under the Sun Public License, a variant of the
Mozilla Public License. More about the sources.
- The Open APIs
The APIs are a general-purpose framework for describing how IDE-
related functionality can be implemented and work as a whole.
Read more about the APIs.
All existing stable, "base" NetBeans modules are here, along with
experimental modules - such as the Emacs integration. There's also a
wishlist, a list of ideas for cool or useful modules. See the modules pages
for full listings.
- Mailing Lists and Forums
As with any open source project, our goal is to get the community
involved - the mailing lists and forums are a
good place to start.
- The FAQ
You know the drill - read the FAQ.
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