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NetBeans vs. Visual Studio , which is better?

NetBeans is an integrated development environment for Java. NetBeans allows applications to be developed from a set of modular software components called modules. NetBeans runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux and Solaris.

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as web sites, web apps, web services and mobile apps.

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NetBeans and Visual Studio Reviews

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compargram

@comparman

Visual Studio

Visual studio has excellent syntax highlighting, and a very nice dark theme. It does everything a good editor should do and then some. It has every formatting option and tons of useful tools and extensions for anything.

Supports tons of languages, even ones not Microsoft related. Also includes a very useful package manager so you can easily download packages as well.

Has tons of integrations and support for other Microsoft products which is very helpful when you need them.

comparman

compargram

@comparman

Visual Studio

Takes an unusually long time to load large projects. Also, Visual studio can sometimes be a little buggy and can crash unexpectedly. I have never had a crash cause any data lose though.

All in all, I don't have a lot bad to say. I use Visual Studio with Unity and sometimes the Unity plugin for Visual Studio can have issues that aren't fixed right away.

comparman

compargram

@comparman

Visual Studio

VS isnt exactly the best at CPU management, and as a result, makes using VS alongside other programs a bit of a nightmare. When running a solution locally, VS hogs all CPU and memory, causing smaller apps, such as chrome, to hardly load anything. Now granted, this is all highly determined by the size of the solution your company runs, as well as how well the code is written (i.e. not a slew of errors on every debug). That said, when compared to more "graphics" intensive programs, the fact that VS takes up so much memory when operating task necessary to your work, it can be frustrating having to open VS simply out of "convenience".

comparman

compargram

@comparman

Visual Studio

Out of the box, visual studio(VS) comes packed with features, with the ability to expand those features further. When working in a large scale office environment, VS is the solution most companies would go for. From version control, to language preprocessing, VS is the internets favourite text editor from yesteryear.

comparman

compargram

@comparman

Visual Studio

There's nothing I don't like about it. Although perhaps the debugging tool is not the best or most powerful I know of and have not used.

Netbeans
Visual Studio

Difference and similar

Price

NetBeans

$0

Visual Studio

  • Enterprise: $2,999/yr
  • Professional: $539/yr

Developer

NetBeans

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Oracle Corporation

Visual Studio

Microsoft

Source model

NetBeans

Open Source

Visual Studio

Closed

Written in

NetBeans

Java

Visual Studio

C++ and C

Stable release

NetBeans

October 3, 2016

Visual Studio

May 8, 2018

OS Supported

NetBeans

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Solaris

Visual Studio

  • Windows
  • MacOS

RAM

NetBeans

512 MB

Visual Studio

2 GB of RAM

Processor

NetBeans

800MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent

Visual Studio

1.8 GHz

Hard disk space

NetBeans

750 MB of free disk space

Visual Studio

20-50 GB

Available language

NetBeans

28 languages

Visual Studio

  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Size

NetBeans

~94.06MB

Visual Studio

Website

NetBeans

netbeans.apache.org

Visual Studio

visualstudio.com

Programming Languages

NetBeans

  • Java
  • PHP
  • C
  • C++
  • HTML5
  • Javadoc
  • Javascript

Visual Studio

  • C
  • C++
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • C#
  • F#
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Node.js

Plugin

NetBeans

1,084 Plugins

Visual Studio

Screenshot

NetBeans

Visual Studio