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Netbeans IDE 7,1,1 - Installation (Win Vista)

0000434aNetBeans is a development environment for Java, as well as other  programming languages like C/C++. It is an extensible system based upon plugins, some of which have been ported from Eclipse. This particular installation was undertaken with Java jdk-7u3 installed.

 

The first thing to do, when installing the NetBeans environment, is to decide what download bundle you require. I couldn't really make up my mind, so I decide go for the "Full Monty" and selected the bundle that installed everything, i.e the monty. Even though I only want to use it for Java application programming, for now anyway.

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Once you have downloaded the package, which took a few minutes, the installer awaits.

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Next, you are given the opportunity to accept the License Agreement ....

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... and another one.

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You are then allowed to choose an installation directory. I left the setting on the default option.

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Installing GlassFish comes next. Since I didn't know what that is I promised myself to find out more about it later.  My spellchecker hadn't heard of it either!

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 An installation summary follows. At this stage of the installation I was so bored, that I would have accepted anything to just install the software. Fortunately, the summary looked decent enough so I clicked on next.

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The installation follows and it took quite a long time too.

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 Finally, an installation. All I need to do now is test it . If I am really unlucky it wouldn't have installed properly and I would have to go through the whole process again!

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The NetBeans IDE program can be found in the Windows menu. Clicking on it loads it.

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The IDE can be seen below. The whole process seemed to be all so pedestrian. Hopefully, application software written with it will execute faster.

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