Install NetBeans IDE 8.0 on Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04

NetBeans is a free and open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developers. NetBeans allows users or developers to quickly build mobile and web applications using HTML, PHP, C and C++.

The latest stable release of NetBeans – IDE 8.0, has been released with following features:

  • Java 8 Code Analyzers
  • Java 8 Code Editors
  • Support for Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8
  • Enhanced Maven Support
  • Enhanced Java EE 7 Support with PrimeFaces
  • New Tools for HTML5 and AngularJS
  • Improved PHP and C/C++ Support

Step 1: Install Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8

– NetBeans IDE requires Oracle JDK installed first. Run following commands to install JDK

sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Note: you will be prompted to accept the EULA. See my earlier post on How to install Orcale JDK for details

– Check Java version to ensure it was installed correctly

java -version

Step 2: Download NetBeans Installer

– There are diferent NetBeans IDE download bundles. You can download specific bundle as desired or download for all bundles and select which to install

For HTML5 & PHP

wget http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/8.0/final/bundles/netbeans-8.0-php-linux.sh

For Java SE

wget http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/8.0/final/bundles/netbeans-8.0-javase-linux.sh

For Java EE

wget http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/8.0/final/bundles/netbeans-8.0-javaee-linux.sh

For C/C++

wget http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/8.0/final/bundles/netbeans-8.0-cpp-linux.sh

For All

wget http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/8.0/final/bundles/netbeans-8.0-linux.sh

– For the purpose of this post, I am downloading for ALL

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Step 3: Install NetBeans

$ chmod +x netbeans-8.0-linux.sh
$ ./netbeans-8.0-linux.sh

– On the Welcome screen, you can click ‘Customize‘ to select which package(s) to install or simply click Next to install all packages

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– Accept Licence Agreement

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– Accept default install location

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– Click install on Summary page

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– Click Finish on completion

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Now you can start using NetBeans

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