"NetBeans is more than an IDE. It is also an open-source
project, community, and a rich client application platform. There
is certainly more to NetBeans than just a free IDE. In this new
series of articles about NetBeans I hope to introduce you to not
only the NetBeans IDE but also the project as a whole.
"The NetBeans IDE is an open-source IDE supporting Java Mobile,
Standard, and Enterprise editions. It also supports development of
scripting languages and technologies. The IDE itself is a NetBeans