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NetBeans IDE vs WebStorm: 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; WebStorm: The smartest JavaScript IDE. WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.

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

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, WebStorm provides the following key features:

  • Coding assistance for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Support for React and Angular
  • Built-in debugger for client-side JavaScript and Node.js

"Rich features" is the primary reason why developers consider NetBeans IDE over the competitors, whereas "Intelligent ide " was stated as the key factor in picking WebStorm.

Lyft, HelloReceipts, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use WebStorm, whereas NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Campaign Panel, and inFeedo. WebStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 469 company stacks & 449 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 WebStorm?

WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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    What are some alternatives to NetBeans IDE and WebStorm?
    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.
    Visual Studio
    Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
    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 WebStorm
    Russel Werner
    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 7 upvotes · 40.7K views
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    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    ESLint
    ESLint
    Prettier
    Prettier

    We use Prettier because when we rebooted our front-end stack, I decided that it would be an efficient use of our time to not worry about code formatting issues and personal preferences during peer review. Prettier eliminates this concern by auto-formatting our code to a deterministic output. We use it along with ESLint and have 1st-class support in our WebStorm and Visual Studio Code editors.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 10 upvotes · 28K views
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    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Prettier
    Prettier
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    #Help

    When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

    We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

    Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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    Russel Werner
    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 5 upvotes · 8.7K views
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    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    WebStorm
    WebStorm

    I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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    How developers use NetBeans IDE and WebStorm
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    Cloudcraft uses WebStormWebStorm

    WebStorm is the best IDE hands-down for JavaScript developers. Yes, there's more lightweight editors (and nothing beats vim when debugging remotely), but the sheer productivity of WebStorm is unparalleled. React/JSX support? Check. ES2015 support? You bet. Node.js profiling? Yes! Look, if you can't rename a class or variable reliably across a JavaScript project, follow references, debug (without console logs) your editor sucks. Don't use a editor that sucks, use WebStorm!

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    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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    GHA Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

    For all our team's coding because of its support of core libraries like angular and ruby on rails

    Avatar of Sethu Senthil
    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!

    Avatar of Ademir Nuno
    Ademir Nuno uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

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

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses WebStormWebStorm

    IDE used for development of various web applications and services at Promethean.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

    Developer's use for editing and developing Javascript projects.

    Avatar of Riderman De Sousa Barbosa
    Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses WebStormWebStorm

    We just use because we love it :)... but is not required.

    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

    Avatar of Satoru Ishikawa
    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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