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NetBeans IDE vs Sublime Text: What are the differences?

NetBeans IDE: Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers; Sublime Text: A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform..

NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by NetBeans IDE are:

  • Best Support for Latest Java Technologies
  • Fast & Smart Code Editing
  • Easy & Efficient Project Management

On the other hand, Sublime Text provides the following key features:

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette

"Rich features" is the top reason why over 63 developers like NetBeans IDE, while over 698 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sublime Text.

According to the StackShare community, Sublime Text has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1407 company stacks & 1333 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

Decisions about NetBeans IDE and Sublime Text
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 12 upvotes · 944.9K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 371K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 873.7K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of NetBeans IDE
Pros of Sublime Text
  • 75
    Rich features
  • 68
    Crossplatform
  • 47
    Plugins(Git, SVN)
  • 38
    Extensible
  • 37
    Easy to use
  • 35
    PHP Support
  • 33
    Java support
  • 28
    File History
  • 21
    Code analysis
  • 18
    MySQL support
  • 13
    Free
  • 13
    Open source
  • 9
    Code completion
  • 9
    Strong Maven Support
  • 8
    NodeJs support
  • 6
    Webdev king
  • 6
    Best
  • 5
    Easy maven project start
  • 4
    Jira Plugin
  • 3
    Mandatory
  • 3
    Foss
  • 3
    History of changes, friendly tabs
  • 2
    Intuitive ui
  • 2
    Chrome plugin to live update javascript from browser
  • 2
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 2
    Native Nette support
  • 2
    Smarty support
  • 2
    I don't like NetBeans
  • 2
    Groovy support
  • 2
    Custom html tags support
  • 1
    Visual GUI Builder for Swing / AWT
  • 1
    Composer commands inside IDE
  • 1
    Powerful refactoring
  • 722
    Lightweight
  • 654
    Plugins
  • 641
    Super fast
  • 468
    Great code editor
  • 443
    Cross platform
  • 280
    Nice UI
  • 259
    Unlimited trial
  • 154
    Cmd + d is the best command ever
  • 92
    Great community
  • 47
    Package control, modules
  • 26
    Mac OS X support
  • 23
    Easy to get started with
  • 22
    Monokai
  • 21
    Built in Python
  • 21
    Everything you need without the bloat
  • 18
    Easy
  • 14
    Speed
  • 12
    Session & edit resuming
  • 10
    Package Control
  • 9
    Well Designed
  • 8
    Multiple selections
  • 7
    Nice
  • 7
    Fast, simple and lightweight
  • 7
    ALT + CMD + DOWN is the best command ever
  • 5
    So futuristic and convenient
  • 5
    It's easy to use, beautiful, simple, and plugins rule
  • 5
    Great
  • 5
    ALT + F3 the best command ever
  • 4
    Simple and clean design
  • 4
    Free
  • 4
    Find anything fast within entire project
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 3
    UI + plugins
  • 3
    Sublime Merge (Git Integration)
  • 3
    Pretty
  • 3
    Hackable
  • 2
    Totally customizable
  • 2
    Color schemes and cmd+d
  • 2
    Material theme best theme forever

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Cons of NetBeans IDE
Cons of Sublime Text
  • 2
    PHP debug doesn't support conditional breakpoints
  • 8
    Steep learning curve
  • 5
    Everything
  • 4
    Flexibility to move file
  • 4
    Doesn't act like a Mac app
  • 3
    Number of plugins doing the same thing
  • 2
    Don't have flutter integration
  • 2
    Forces you to buy license
  • 2
    Not open sourced

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What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

What is Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

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