NetBeans IDE vs Sublime Text

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NetBeans IDE vs Sublime Text: What are the differences?

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; Sublime Text: A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform..

NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text 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, Sublime Text provides the following key features:

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette

"Rich features" is the top reason why over 63 developers like NetBeans IDE, while over 698 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sublime Text.

According to the StackShare community, Sublime Text has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1407 company stacks & 1333 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

Decisions about NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 500.7K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 223.9K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 455.3K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of NetBeans IDE
Pros of Sublime Text
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    Rich features
  • 68
    Crossplatform
  • 47
    Plugins(Git, SVN)
  • 38
    Extensible
  • 35
    Easy to use
  • 34
    PHP Support
  • 33
    Java support
  • 27
    File History
  • 21
    Code analysis
  • 17
    MySQL support
  • 13
    Open source
  • 11
    Free
  • 9
    Code completion
  • 9
    Strong Maven Support
  • 8
    NodeJs support
  • 6
    Best
  • 6
    Webdev king
  • 5
    Easy maven project start
  • 3
    History of changes, friendly tabs
  • 3
    Mandatory
  • 3
    Foss
  • 3
    Jira Plugin
  • 2
    Chrome plugin to live update javascript from browser
  • 2
    Smarty support
  • 2
    Intuitive ui
  • 2
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 2
    Custom html tags support
  • 2
    I don't like NetBeans
  • 2
    Native Nette support
  • 2
    Groovy support
  • 1
    Composer commands inside IDE
  • 1
    Visual GUI Builder for Swing / AWT
  • 719
    Lightweight
  • 652
    Plugins
  • 641
    Super fast
  • 468
    Great code editor
  • 442
    Cross platform
  • 279
    Nice UI
  • 257
    Unlimited trial
  • 154
    Cmd + d is the best command ever
  • 92
    Great community
  • 46
    Package control, modules
  • 26
    Mac OS X support
  • 22
    Monokai
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    Easy to get started with
  • 21
    Built in Python
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    Everything you need without the bloat
  • 17
    Easy
  • 13
    Speed
  • 11
    Session & edit resuming
  • 9
    Package Control
  • 8
    Multiple selections
  • 8
    Well Designed
  • 6
    ALT + CMD + DOWN is the best command ever
  • 6
    Fast, simple and lightweight
  • 6
    Nice
  • 4
    Great
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    It's easy to use, beautiful, simple, and plugins rule
  • 4
    ALT + F3 the best command ever
  • 4
    So futuristic and convenient
  • 3
    Hackable
  • 3
    Free
  • 3
    Simple and clean design
  • 3
    Find anything fast within entire project
  • 2
    Pretty
  • 2
    Color schemes and cmd+d
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    UI + plugins
  • 2
    Totally customizable
  • 2
    Material theme best theme forever
  • 2
    Sublime Merge (Git Integration)

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Cons of NetBeans IDE
Cons of Sublime Text
  • 2
    PHP debug doesn't support conditional breakpoints
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    Steep learning curve
  • 4
    Everything
  • 3
    Number of plugins doing the same thing
  • 3
    Doesn't act like a Mac app
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    Flexibility to move file
  • 2
    Don't have flutter integration
  • 1
    Forces you to buy license

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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 Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

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What are some alternatives to NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text?
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.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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Reviews of NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text
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Review of
Sublime Text

It's easy to use Text Editor and open to install any plug-ins to make it work like an IDE.

How developers use NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text
Ana Phi Sancho uses
Sublime Text

Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative.Switching between projects is also lightning fast. Clean interface, quick startup, superb flexibility and powerful features. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 8, Linux

Dan Ward uses
Sublime Text

My favorite code editor. So much power and elegance in one package, and more plugins than you can shake a stick at! And the Package Control package manager makes it easy to keep up with them all.

A. M. Douglas uses
Sublime Text

It's simple and very malleable. You can use it anywhere. You can customise it to behave as you want it to behave, look as you want it to look. And you can use it on any desktop operating system.

David Flynn uses
Sublime Text

We use this as it has some great text editing capabilities and a real time saver for when working on various data related tasks. This is simply a great text editor.

Ralic Lo uses
NetBeans 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.

Cooperative Computing uses
Sublime Text

We found Sublime Text as the best text editor on the web. It's fast, reliable, cheap and have tons of extensions available with a big supportive community.

Ademir Nuno uses
NetBeans IDE

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

Tim De Lange uses
NetBeans IDE

Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

Satoru Ishikawa uses
NetBeans IDE

rails3でサポートを切られたので使用終了。

Serge Rogozhkin uses
NetBeans IDE

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