Sun Releases NetBeans Version for Beginners
By user12607856 on Sep 21, 2006
As somebody who has tried NetBeans at several different times (typically when a new major release has been announced), looking for a really simple, ease to use IDE, without having to spend a lot of time learning how to drive it (because I don't have that time), this is refreshing news.
I tried BlueJ a couple years ago, and it was just what I had in mind (except that it didn't support the then latest version of Java, which was what I needed for what I was testing).
The merging of these two tools will hopefully provide a perfect transition for me, to the more fully-featured NetBeans environment.
For more information on the NetBeans 5.0 IDE BlueJ edition, checkout their website.