Netbeans IDE for JAVA and C/C++ development


Netbeans is a free, open-source and popular cross-platform IDE for JAVA, C/C++ and many other programming languages. Its fully extensible using community developed plugins.

NetBeans allows applications to be developed from a set of modular software components called modules. NetBeans runs on Linux, Windows and more. In addition to Java development, it has extensions for other languages like PHP, C, C++, HTML5, Javadoc, and Javascript.

It also includes project types and templates for C/C++ and you can build applications using static and dynamic libraries. Additionally, you can reuse existing code to create your projects, and also use drag and drop feature to import binary files into it to build applications from the ground.

All the functions of the IDE are provided by modules. Each module provides a well-defined function, such as support for the Java language, editing, or support for the CVS versioning system, and SVN. NetBeans contains all the modules needed for Java development in a single download, allowing the user to start working immediately.


  • C/C++ editor well integrated with multi-session GNU GDB debugger tool.
  • Support for code assistance.
  • C++11 support.
  • Create and run C/C++ tests.
  • Qt toolkit support.
  • Support for automatic packaging of compiled application into .tar, .zip and many more archive files.
  • Support for multiple compilers such as GNU, Clang/LLVM, Cygwin, Oracle Solaris Studio and MinGW.
  • Support for remote development.
  • File navigation.
  • Source inspection.

License: Apache License

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