The Apache Software Foundation has set up a specific website designed to help newcomers take their first steps toward 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 Testing program (NetCAT) has helped stabilize development builds for years.
Improving the documentation
We will be porting existing NetBeans documentation soon. Consider joining the dev mailing list for updates on how to help with this task.