NetBeans IDE vs Visual Studio

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NetBeans IDE vs Visual Studio: 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; Visual Studio: State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

NetBeans IDE and Visual Studio can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

"Rich features" is the top reason why over 63 developers like NetBeans IDE, while over 270 developers mention "Intellisense, ui" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio.

Intuit, Starbucks, and Yahoo! are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Campaign Panel, and inFeedo. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1009 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 Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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    What are some alternatives to NetBeans IDE and Visual Studio?
    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.
    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.
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
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    Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

    Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

    How developers use NetBeans IDE and Visual Studio
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    DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

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    Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

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    Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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    papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

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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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    Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

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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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