Laravel Homestead vs NetBeans IDE

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Laravel Homestead vs NetBeans IDE: What are the differences?

What is Laravel Homestead? The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box). Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

What is NetBeans IDE? 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.

Laravel Homestead can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine" category, while NetBeans IDE is grouped under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by Laravel Homestead are:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • PHP 5.6
  • HHVM

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

"Easy to setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Laravel Homestead over the competitors, whereas "Rich features" was stated as the key factor in picking NetBeans IDE.

Laravel Homestead is an open source tool with 3.11K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Laravel Homestead's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, NetBeans IDE has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Laravel Homestead, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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Pros of Laravel Homestead
Pros of NetBeans IDE
  • 19
    Easy to setup
  • 13
    Native enviroment
  • 1
    Cool if you finally get it set up 4 Win10 by night Devs
  • 75
    Rich features
  • 68
    Crossplatform
  • 47
    Plugins(Git, SVN)
  • 38
    Extensible
  • 36
    Easy to use
  • 35
    PHP Support
  • 33
    Java support
  • 27
    File History
  • 21
    Code analysis
  • 18
    MySQL support
  • 13
    Open source
  • 12
    Free
  • 9
    Strong Maven Support
  • 9
    Code completion
  • 8
    NodeJs support
  • 6
    Webdev king
  • 6
    Best
  • 5
    Easy maven project start
  • 3
    Foss
  • 3
    Mandatory
  • 3
    History of changes, friendly tabs
  • 3
    Jira Plugin
  • 2
    I don't like NetBeans
  • 2
    Native Nette support
  • 2
    Smarty support
  • 2
    Groovy support
  • 2
    Intuitive ui
  • 2
    Chrome plugin to live update javascript from browser
  • 2
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 2
    Custom html tags support
  • 1
    Powerful refactoring
  • 1
    Composer commands inside IDE
  • 1
    Visual GUI Builder for Swing / AWT

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Cons of Laravel Homestead
Cons of NetBeans IDE
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      PHP debug doesn't support conditional breakpoints

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    What is Laravel Homestead?

    Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

    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 Laravel Homestead and NetBeans IDE?
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    XAMPP
    It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
    PuPHPet
    It is a web application that allows you to easily and quickly generate custom Vagrant and Puppet controlled virtual machines.
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.
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