Java IDE Installation

What is IDE?

Before we go to java ide installation, I want you to know what is IDE. To learn and do coding a basement is needed. This platform should contain a code editor where you can write code, a debugger which helps in finding the flaws of code, a compiler which translates programming language into the language that computer understands and finally an interpreter which executes the compiled code. So this platform which contains all these necessary features is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

You can find lots of IDEs for Java which includes Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Bluej, DrJava, etc. Among all these, I found NetBeans the most programmers friendly and easy to implement..

Initially, NetBeans IDE created completely for Java. Later it included extensions for other languages like PHP, C, C++, HTML5, and JavaScript. NetBeans IDE 6.8 is the first IDE to provide complete support of Java EE 6 and it was publish by 2010. This year 2020 the latest version of NetBeans is Apache NetBeans 12 LTS (NB 12.0) released by 4th June 2020.

So, whether you are a newbie in programming or a bit stuck with installing this NetBeans IDE for learning and coding in Java, I just made a quick overview of the whole installation process. Hope it helps. Ok, let’s get started.

Step 1:

Go to this link: NetBeans latest version and click the Download button.

Apache NetBeans Latest version Release Page

Step 2:

Clicking Download button will lead you to the following page:

Downloading Apache NetBeans Latest version for windows/linux/macosx

Now click from the Installers: Windows /Linux /macosx depending on your platform.

 Step 3:

After selecting then it will take you to the following page. Click on the first link.

The Java IDE installer .exe file

Then it will start to install. Currently the IDE installer weights 358 MB.

Step 4:

After the .exe file being downloaded open the installer.

Step 5:

Click the Yes button. Then the installer will start.


Step 6:

Click Next. Agree with terms and conditions. Then again click next.

Step 7:

Browse in which folder you want to install the program and JDK(java development kit) or just let it the way it is. Then click next.

Step 8:

Click Install!

Step 9:

Also install the plugins… it’s automated.

So your full Java IDE installation is complete.

Our Java installation is complete. If you want to write your first Java program click this link to go to next page.

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