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New to the NetBeans Platform? Don't know where to start downloading it? Don't know what to download? The instructions that follow were made especially for you.

step 1

The NetBeans Platform is a subset of NetBeans IDE. Once you have NetBeans IDE, you can use its tools to access and use the subset that is the NetBeans Platform as the basis of your own application. In addition, you can then use NetBeans IDE as the SDK for your NetBeans Platform application development activities, since it comes with wizards and templates to help you throughout the development process.

download NetBeans

Alternatively, if you do not want to use NetBeans IDE, you can download a ZIP file that contains only the libraries that make up the NetBeans Platform. (Or check the sources out from the Mercurial repository.)

step 2

Install the IDE or unzip the archive providing the NetBeans Platform libraries.

step 3

Once you have NetBeans IDE, simply start it up, choose File | New Project and then use the "NetBeans Platform Application" template, shown below, to begin creating your first NetBeans Platform application:

Start NetBeans Platform Project

Note: To work through a simple application, use the "NetBeans Platform Quick Start", found in the "Getting Started" section in this page's sidebar.

Congratulations. Your journey on top of the NetBeans Platform has just begun!

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Platform was started in November 2009, is owned by Antonin Nebuzelsky, and has 152 members.
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