Netbeans comes with an intelligent IDE that lets the user manage their projects and facilitates rapid application development it also includes code completion, code refactoring, syntax highlighting, context sensitive menus and version control integration to services like SVN, Mercurial, Git and CVS. There is support for reading PHPDoc documentation for custom class information, a project navigator, built-in file explorer and a database explorer. It has support for web services to popular websites and serves such as Facebook, Google and Amazon and can generate code to integrate to functions on these popular web services.
Through the project setting you can easily compile and package your applications without having to write complicated scripts as Netbeans comes with a bunch of wizards to aid in that task. There is also extensive documentation and training resources available with Netbeans and if that is still not enough there is support for extending its functionality using third party plugins.