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NetBeans is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) for developing with Java, PHP, C++, and other programming languages. NetBeans is also referred to as a platform of modular components used for developing Java desktop applications.
NetBeans is coded in Java and runs on most operating systems with a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), including Solaris, Mac OS, and Linux.
NetBeans manages the following platform features and components:
NetBeans uses components, also known as modules, to enable software development. NetBeans dynamically installs modules and allows users to download updated features and digitally authenticated upgrades.
NetBeans framework reusability simplifies Java Swing desktop application development, which provides platform extension capabilities to third-party developers.