The vendor claims more than eight million downloads of NetBeans, approximately 30 per cent of which took place in the past 12 months.
Sun said that many developers are making the switch to NetBeans from other development tools to create client Java applications across the Solaris 10, OpenSolaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X platforms.
But NetBeans has been putting Sun's partnership with Oracle under strain over the past week.
While the two companies are claiming a united front, reports are circulating of a difference of opinion over whether Oracle actually supports NetBeans.
While Sun chief executive Scott McNealy has been touting what he calls " Oracle's big endorsement of NetBeans", Oracle president Larry Ellison has reportedly said that his focus remains with Oracle's own Java developments.
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