NetBeans is an open-source project dedicated to providing rock solid software development products (the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform) that address the needs of developers, users and the businesses who rely on NetBeans as a basis for their products.
In June 2000, NetBeans was made open source by Sun Microsystems, which remained the project sponsor until January 2010 when Sun Microsystems became a subsidiary of Oracle. Please see our History section for more information.
The NetBeans project is also a vibrant community where people from across the globe can ask questions, give advice, make various contributions, and ultimately share in the success of our products. On our mailing lists and forums, you will find posts from students, developers from top companies, and individuals looking to expand their skills.
With over 18 million downloads of the NetBeans IDE to date, and over 800,000 participating developers, the NetBeans project is thriving and continues to grow.