Downloading and Installing NetBeans

Introduction

NetBeans is a complete development environment for creating, compiling, and executing Java programs. Netbeans is written in Java and will run on any platform that supports a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Supported platforms include Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. NetBeans requires the Java Development Kit (JDK). The JDK provides the tools required to compile, load, and run a Java program.

Downloading

Following these instructions to download the JDK and NetBeans onto your computer. Using your web browser, go to this link. You should see something like the following image:
 
jdk download page
 
Click on the right button that says NetBeans to download the JDK and NetBeans. Then follow the prompts to accept the license agreement and select the operating system on your computer. Then NetBeans and the JDK will be downloaded and installed on your computer.

If you do not see the image above, google JDK SE Downloads.