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00:01 Hello everyone.Welcome to the tutorial on Introduction to Netbeans IDE.
00:06 In this tutorial, I will introduce you to the basics of getting started with Netbeans.
00:13 Netbeans is a free and open-source Integrated Developement Environment, available at
00:23 It allows for integration of various components.
00:27 Supports various scripting languages and advanced text editors.
00:31 It also provides a 'GUI' to create and design projects and also supports databases.
00:39 To finish this tutorial, basic knowledge in the Java programming language is necessary.
00:47 Standard programming terminologies have been used in this tutorial.
00:52 To get started with Netbeans-
00:55 I am using the Linux operating system Ubuntu, version 11.04
01:00 and Netbeans IDE version 7.1.1.
01:05 In this tutorial, we will: * look at the installation of Netbeans
01:11 get familiarized with the interface of Netbeans and
01:16 create a sample Java project.
01:19 Let us first look at installing the IDE.
01:22 Netbeans can be downloaded from
01:27 It is official main site.
01:31 Click on the "Download" link on the main page of the site.
01:36 On the next page which loads,
01:39 click on the 'Download' link in the last column which includes the download of all the supported technologies that is required by the IDE including the Glassfish Server.
01:53 The installation of Netbeans also requires the installation of the Java Development Kit (JDK) which can be downloaded from
02:05 Click on the Get Java link here and select the link to download both the Netbeans and 'JDK' Bundle.
02:15 In the next page which loads,
02:19 select the setup file which is compatible with your operating system.
02:24 On Ubuntu, the setup-file is downloaded as a '.sh' (dot sh) file
02:29 i.e as a shell script file.
02:33 Run this file by going to the Terminal.
02:38 Navigate to the window or directory which contains the downloaded setup file and at the prompt,
02:46 type "sh" followed by the name of the downloaded file and press Enter.
02:54 This will start the installer which will take a few moments.
03:04 The installer appears on the screen.
03:06 You can follow the onscreen instructions to install the IDE on your system.
03:13 I will exit the installer now.
03:17 Let us now look at the Netbeans window.
03:21 To open or launch Netbeans on your Ubuntu Operating System-
03:25 Go to the menu item Applications >> Programming and click on the Netbeans IDE icon.
03:34 When you first launch the IDE, it opens the Netbeans start page.
03:41 The IDE window contains
03:43 menus in the menu bar,
03:46 toolbars and
03:48 workspaces like the file system window,
03:52 the run time window and the output window.
03:57 The main menu provides most of the commands you need to use Netbeans with, including-
04:03 creating, editing, compiling, running and debugging your projects.
04:10 The tool bar which is present below the menu bar provides buttons for several frequently used commands on the menu bar.
04:18 Workspace is a collection of windows that are used for performing certain types of operations
04:23 such as editing in the workspace window , execution, output or debugging- which is present below the workspace.
04:35 Let us next create a Sample Java Project.
04:40 To create a java project, go to the File menu, click on New Project.
04:47 In the 'New project' Wizard box, under Categories ,
04:51 select Java. Under Projects, select Java Applications and click Next.
04:58 In the Name and Location page of the wizard,
05:02 give your Project Name as "KeyboardReader".
05:08 Set the Set as Main Project check-box selected and
05:12 click Finish.
05:15 The project is created and opened in the IDE.
05:20 Once the project is created, you should be able to see the Projects window on the left side of the IDE windows
05:27 which contains a tree view of the components of the project including the source files, Libraries that your code depends on.
05:36 The Source Editor is on the right with a file called as opened.
05:43 Now, in the main class, let us enter a sample java code.
05:49 This code reads input from the keyboard and gives an output indicating if the input is a whole number or a floating point number.
05:58 I am now copying this code onto my clipboard and pasting it over the existing code in the IDE workspace.
06:11 The next step is to run our project.
06:14 To run any project on the Netbeans IDE, there are 3 methods.
06:20 The first method is- you can click on the project node in the Projects window and choose Run from the contextual menu.
06:29 Or, you can go to the toolbar and click on the Run Project button.
06:34 Or, you can also press the F6 key on your keyboard to run the project.
06:40 Let me right-click on the Project node and select the Run option.
06:45 When you run a Java application, the IDE builds and compiles the application code and runs the program in the output window which appears below the Workspace.
06:57 The IDE has now prompted me to "Enter any Number".
07:01 Let me enter a random number and press Enter.
07:06 It says if the input is a whole number or a floating point number.
07:11 Now, to the assignment-
07:15 As an extension to the "KeyboardInputReader" project,
07:19 convert another project i.e. a temperatures converter application which takes an input temperature,
07:27 converts into Fahrenheit from Celsius and vice-versa.
07:31 And, displays the converted temperature in the output window.
07:36 I have already constructed the assignment.
07:40 Let us run the assignment.
07:47 The program has prompted me to enter the input temperature in the output window.
07:52 Let me enter a sample temperature, -40, in Fahrenheit and it shows me the converted temperature in Celsius.
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09:00 This tutorial has been contributed by IT for Change.
09:05 Thank you for joining us and enjoy exploring Netbeans.

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