NetBeans IDE is much more than a Java IDE: We designed NetBeans IDE as a modular developer tool for a wide range of development tasks. The base IDE includes an advanced multi-language editor, debugger and profiler integration, file versioning control, and unique developer collaboration features.
Use the Ctrl-i shortcut to do a context-sensitive search throughout the IDE, the help sets, and all open projects. You will find the search term not only in files, types or symbols, but also all related menu actions, option panels, and documentation.
Select the NetBeans IDE download that provides the features you need. You can either choose the download with all features and then configure the installation so that only the features you need actually get installed; or you choose one of the smaller downloads that has only a subset of the features.
You can always use the Plugins Manager from the Tools menu to add, remove, or update sets of features for Java SE, Java EE, Java ME, JavaFX, Ruby, Groovy, PHP, C/C++, UML, or SOA development, including a wide variety of other features from third-party providers.