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NetBeans IDE vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

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.

What is Notepad++? Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

NetBeans IDE and Notepad++ are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by NetBeans IDE are:

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

On the other hand, Notepad++ provides the following key features:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace

"Rich features" is the primary reason why developers consider NetBeans IDE over the competitors, whereas "Syntax for all languages that i use" was stated as the key factor in picking Notepad++.

Implisit, Adsia, and Dashlane are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Adsia, and inFeedo. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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What are some alternatives to NetBeans IDE and Notepad++?
Eclipse
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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.
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.
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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Decisions about NetBeans IDE and Notepad++
Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 3 upvotes · 44.5K views
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Atom
Atom
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
Vim
Vim
Notepad++
Notepad++
React
React
Flutter
Flutter
TypeScript
TypeScript
#RESTfulAPI
#Microsoft

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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How developers use NetBeans IDE and Notepad++
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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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Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

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Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

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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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BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
  • syntax highlighting
  • find
  • highlight selected text
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Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

First thing I install on a new windows box.

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Tim De Lange uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

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Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

Used as a basic text and code editor.

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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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