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Advanced Java Programming

Installing the NetBeans IDE

From the course: Advanced Java Programming

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    Want to get more out of the Java language and platform? In this platform- and framework-neutral course, instructor Bethan Palmer digs into some of the language’s more advanced features, helping you expand your programming skills as she equips you with techniques you can use when building applications anywhere Java is used: in web, mobile, and desktop applications. Bethan covers a variety of topics, including generics, working with the Collections Framework, and functional programming. Plus, learn about I/O in Java, working with files and directories, and structuring applications using the modular system available in Java.


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      Bethan Palmer

      Software Developer and Java Champion

      Bethan Palmer is a developer who loves technology and has a master's degree in computer science.

      For her day job, Bethan is a Java programmer and the product manager for a Java PDF library at IDRsolutions. She gets to spend a lot of time writing and refactoring code, as well as deciding on product strategy and road maps.

      She also spends much of her time attending conferences and is a regular speaker at Oracle Code One and NetBeans Days. She manages and writes articles about Java, technology, the books she's reading, and conferences she's attending on the Java PDF blog.

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    - [Instructor] In this course, I'm going to be using the NetBeans IDE. NetBeans is a free and open-source IDE under the Apache Project. It can be used for creating and running Java applications among other things. To download it, you need to go to and go to Download. From here, you can download the binaries. If I click on this, it takes me to a second page. This page has several options for places where you can download the NetBeans binaries from. You can choose any of these. I would just choose the suggested version at the top. This will start downloading a ZIP folder to my machine. When the ZIP file has finished downloading, I'll open up my Downloads window and extract the contents from the ZIP file. You can keep this directory anywhere you like on your computer. To start NetBeans, I go into the incubating-netbeans directory, then into netbeans, then into the bin folder, and here, I have the executables. So I just click on netbeans, and this will start the IDE…

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