NetBeans IDE is an open source code editor based on Java that lets you easily develop applications for desktop, mobile and the web in Java, PHP, C/C++, XML, HTML, JavaScript or Groovy. It provides support for JDK 7, Java EE 6 and JavaFS 2.0 using the latest Java technologies.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily install it in Ubuntu. If you’re a developer who uses Ubuntu to write codes, then you may want to give NetBeans IDE a try. It is contently being updated with the latest cutting edge technologies out of the box.

Besides allowing you to write codes fast, it comes with support that enables you to add additional features for other languages not currently enabled. To read more about this application, please click this link.

Since this NetBeans is based on Java, to install it, you must first install Java JDK. To learn how to install Java JDK, please read this post.

After install Java JDK, go to this website and download a version for your Ubuntu machine. By default Firefox will save it in the Downloads folder of your home directory.




After downloading NetBeans install script, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to change into the Downloads folder.

cd ~/Downloads


After that, run the commands below to make NetBeans install script executable.

sudo chmod +x




Finally, run the commands below to install NetBeans.




Follow the wizard until it’s complete




When it’s done, open Dash and launch NetBeans.