It used to be a Java IDE
By octav on Dec 03, 2007
NetBeans started as a Java IDE, one of the first open source projects at Sun. It was long time ago ('99). Since then, it has evolved rapidly, especially in the last couple of years and became more than an IDE. It is also a platform. In addition , NetBeans has become a delivery vehicle for cool technologies from Sun and the Open Source (e.g. JRuby, GlassFish, Tomcat). Some people may argue that, lately, NetBeans has become choice IDE for Ruby developers. How about the support for C/C++ and UML? It is all there.
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