Welcome to the Using NetBeans™ IDE 5.0 guide. This guide is designed to give youa more detailed introduction to the IDE than is available in the Quick Start guides byexploring the main aspects of the IDE. This guide is geared mostly to newcomers toNetBeans IDE 5.0, whether you are new to using IDEs or an experienced IDE userthat is switching over from a different development environment. However, readersof this guide are assumed to have at least a basic understanding of the Javaprogramming language and related technologies.
This guide does not cover the IDE's many new J2EE features. For moreinformation about using NetBeans IDE for developing J2EE applications, see the