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"Java GUI Pain Ends Here"
NetBeans 5 is a revolutionary upgrade to the previous versions, because it includes the insanely great Matisse GUI Builder that removes the hassle of Java Swing coding. The file organization and various debugging tools are also important in helping programmers in developing larger scale programs.
NetBeans is not suitable to create a single Java class, for example, to solve algorithm challenge. It will create unnecessary packages and directories.