This is how Oracle sees the NetBeans future in context of the other supported IDEs, as presented in Oracle + Sun Strategy Update Webcast held on January 27th, 2010:

  • NetBeans continues as Lightweight IDE for Java Developers
    • Focus on Java EE6, Java ME, and Scripting
    • Increased focus on Mobile Development and Scripting with Dynamic Languages
    • Hudson continues as Open Source Continuous Build solution
  • Oracle JDeveloper continues as Oracle's Strategic Development Tool
    • Integrated Development Environment for Oracle Fusion Middleware
    • Strategic Development Tool for Oracle's Applications including Fusion Applications
  • Oracle continues Eclipse contributions
    • Oracle is a Strategic Member of Eclipse
    • Continued delivery of new features in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g