The Apache Software Foundation has set up a specific website designed to help newcomers take their first steps towards being part of our Community.
You can participate in the Apache NetBeans (Incubating) Project in many different ways. Here are some ideas:
See contributing code to learn how to contribute code to the Apache NetBeans project.
The NetBeans Community Acceptance Test (NetCAT) has helped stabilize development builds for years.
Improving the documentation
We will be porting existing NetBeans documentation soon. Keep posted for information on how to help with this task.