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NetBeans™ IDE Field Guide: Developing Desktop, Web, Enterprise, and Mobile Applications, Second Edition by Geertjan Wielenga, Gregg Sporar, Martin Ryzl, Jiri Prazak, John Jullion-Ceccarelli, Christopher Webster, Charlie Hunt, Gregory Crawley, Ludovic Champenois, Patrick Keegan

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Chapter 1. Download, Installation, and First Project

THIS CHAPTER PROVIDES THE BASIC INFORMATION that you need to get NetBeans IDE running on your system and then runs you through creation of a very simple project to get you started. Additional basic information follows in Chapter 2, NetBeans IDE Fundamentals.

Downloading the IDE

You can download NetBeans IDE from the netbeans.org web site or the java.sun.com site. Visit http://www.netbeans.org/downloads/index.html for a list of and links to all downloads.

NetBeans IDE 5.0 is available in the following distributions:

  • The basic IDE distribution. This distribution includes support for developing general Java libraries, visual ...

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