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Nebrass Lamouchi: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features!

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Continuing a series of articles focusing on NetBeans users and their five favorite NetBeans IDE features, here's the next part, by Nebrass Lamouchi. -- NetBeans team.

My name is Nebrass Lamouchi, I am 24 years old. I am a Java SE/EE Consultant at DAVIDSON SI, in Paris. I am also a Project Leader in the OWASP Foundation, since March 2013.

Over the past 3 years, I have been working on Java SE/EE projects, in many sectors, including Business Management, Petroleum, Banking, Medical & healthcare, and Defence & Space. I have developed applications using many frameworks and Java-related technologies, such as native Java EE APIs and 3rd-party frameworks & tools (Spring, Hibernate, Primefaces, JBoss Forge). I have been managing and using infrastructure and programming tools such as DBMS, Java EE servers (Glassfish and JBoss), Quality & Continuous integration tools (Sonar, Jenkins, and Husdon).

What are your 5 favorite NetBeans features?

1. Maven integration. I started using NetBeans in January 2012. The first feature that attracted me to NetBeans is the great Maven support. Best Maven support. Great POM parsing and real-time dependencies management. It has also many great Maven features, such as letting you easily add new dependencies to the POM file.


2. Great Java EE servers support. NetBeans provides the best total Java EE servers support, including management, deployment, logging, listing deployed apps, and listing resources.



3. Friendly and powerful debugger. Compared to many IDEs, the NetBeans's debugger is very powerful and very friendly, especially the great "Evaluate Expression" feature.


4. Huge HTML5 & JavaScript framework support. NetBeans has adopted HTML5/CSS3 and covers natively many new JavaScript frameworks, such as AngularJS, Knockout, and Backbone.


5. Powerful Java 8 support. NetBeans includes converters and analyzers for efficiently upgrading applications to Java 8.



In summary, to everyone that has never used NetBeans, I just suggest to give it a try. NetBeans has the best features for no price. NetBeans and all its plugins are totally free. No update fees or support costs. It has a very large community and a lot of documentations, tutorials, and books.

Do you and your colleagues also want to share your team's favorite NetBeans features with the world? Write to netbeans dot webmaster at gmail dot com.

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