In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Netbeans on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The NetBeans is an open-source integrated development environment that provides a powerful application frame platform that allows programmers to create Java-based net applications, mobile software, and desktop software.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Netbeans on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Netbeans on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Java OpenJDK.
NetBeans requires having the Java VM installed on the machine, so you would need to install either Oracle Java 8 or OpenJDK 8:
sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk
Verify the Java version:
Step 3. Installing Netbeans IDE.
Install the Netbeans using snap:
sudo snap install netbeans --classic
The process may take some time depending on your connection speed. On successful installation, you will see the following output:
netbeans 10.0 from 'apache-netbeans' installed
Step 4. Assessing the Netbeans IDE.
Now that Netbeans is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it by typing NetBeans in your terminal or by clicking on the Netbeans icon (Activities -> Netbeans).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Netbeans. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Netbeans on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Netbeans website.