Java-Like Syntax Checks
The editor itself will feel familiar to Java developers. As in most modern Java editors, you also get code folding, which allows you to "fold" away functions that you aren't interested in, and focus on the ones on which you need to concentrate.
NetBeans also proposes, via the "Source->Fix Code" menu, a number of "quick fixes" that let you apply simple fixes to simple problems, such as replacing "if (x=y)
" with "if (x==y)
" (see Figure 3
). These very convenient features are actually useful around 80 percent of the time. One additional feature that is lacking, however, is the ability to access this functionality directly by clicking or right-clicking on the issue.