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Android Studio vs NetBeans IDE: What are the differences?

Developers describe Android Studio as "Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA". Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready. On the other hand, NetBeans IDE is detailed as "Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more". NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

Android Studio and NetBeans IDE can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by Android Studio are:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system.
  • Build variants and multiple APK generation.
  • Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types.

On the other hand, NetBeans IDE provides the following key features:

  • Best Support for Latest Java Technologies
  • Fast & Smart Code Editing
  • Easy & Efficient Project Management

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the top reason why over 164 developers like Android Studio, while over 63 developers mention "Rich features" as the leading cause for choosing NetBeans IDE.

Lyft, Zillow, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Android Studio, whereas NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Campaign Panel, and inFeedo. Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 916 company stacks & 670 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 45 developer stacks.

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What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
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What are some alternatives to Android Studio and NetBeans IDE?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
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Reviews of Android Studio and NetBeans IDE
Review ofAndroid StudioAndroid Studio
  1. It is pretty neat and stable. I find very few issues with it.

  2. This software provides a good base or platform on building apps and has great features.

  3. I prefer this software since it gives me more options in building my app and has no restrictions.

How developers use Android Studio and NetBeans IDE
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papaver uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

mainly use for building and debugging android projects. used it to test builds out of both unity and ionic. used the plugin version back in the day when i was developing the android app at my startup.

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Ralic Lo uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

NetBeans is my major java development platform. Used it for scala programming as well. Installed many plugin and wrote plenty snippet for speeding up development.

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Antoine Praet uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Android Mobile Application is partially developed with Android Studio (UI Component only) The core is developed with Xamarin.

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Promethean TV uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

PrometheanTV provides SDKs for Android devices and utilizes the Android Studio DE for development and testing purposes.

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MadElf1337 uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Android studio is the best platform for app development & screwing around with the code Also very user-friendly

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Nick De Cooman uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Experience with Android Studio in the context of Android Development. Mostly using Genymotion as main emulator.

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Sethu Senthil uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

NetBeans is a simple yet functional IDE. If you are a beginner in java, this is the way to go!

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Ademir Nuno uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

The best IDE for software development. Amazing for projects with several languages involved.

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Tim De Lange uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

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Satoru Ishikawa uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

rails3でサポートを切られたので使用終了。

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