Featured News: Apache NetBeans ( incubating) 9. 0 Released; What' s Happened to My Favorite NetBeans Plugins?
5M Lines of NetBeans Code from Oracle to Apache. Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, Java plug- in, Java plugin, Java add- on or Java Beans began in 1996 as Xelfi ( word play on Delphi), a Java IDE student project under the guidance of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in 1997, Roman Staněk formed a company around the project and produced commercial versions of the NetBeans IDE until it was bought by Sun Microsystems in 1999.
Sun open- sourced the NetBeans IDE in June of the following year.
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