NetBeans requires a Java Development Kit (JDK) Version 1.7 or newer to be available before it can be installed.
Since this book is aimed at experienced Java developers, we will not spend much time explaining how to install and configure the JDK. We can safely assume that the target market for the book is more than likely to have a JDK installed. Installation instructions for the Java Development Kit can be found at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/install/index.html.
NetBeans installation varies slightly between the supported platforms. In the following few sections we explain how to install NetBeans on each supported platform.
For Microsoft Windows platforms, NetBeans is downloaded as an executable ...