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Why I stopped using Netbeans

 
Gregg Bolinger
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Ok, besides the fact that it is SLOW netbeans is actually a pretty good IDE. Well, at first.
So I create a project. Easy enough. Ok, so now I have to mount a filesystem. But that filesystem has to already exist. So I go to Explorer and create a directory where I want my project to be. Easy enough. I mount that folder in Netbeans.
Time to create s web module. Now I need to add a pages folder for my jsp pages. Oh, I can't do that from inside Netbeans. Back to explorer. Create my pages directory. Now refresh the project folders. Now pages shows up.
Well, I need to add my JDBC Driver JAR to the libs folder. Oh, I can't do that from inside Netbeans. Back to explorer. Copy my JAR file. Refresh my project folders again. Ahh, there it is...
Point is, I shouldn't have to go outside the IDE for folder/file management.
If I am crazy here, please let me know..
 
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Greg,
I have started Eclipse only for NetBeans being slow! Though the file management issue is an important one, I accepted that after a little annoying use of JBuilder 5 in my slow pentium machine 2 years back. Now eclipse gets me the idea how IDEs should be friendly with the developers.
 
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Originally posted by Ashik uzzaman:
Greg,
I have started Eclipse only for NetBeans being slow! Though the file management issue is an important one, I accepted that after a little annoying use of JBuilder 5 in my slow pentium machine 2 years back. Now eclipse gets me the idea how IDEs should be friendly with the developers.

Agreed. I am an Eclipse user as well.
 
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Old or new file systems can be mountes by clicking File > New > Local Directory > Next (button). Then from here you can create or copy/paste folders/files. It doesn't have to be outside Netbeans.
Also a web module can be created by right clicking the file system folder mounted, select New, then All Templates. The resulting window will allow you to choose from a variety of components (web module, jsp, servlet, etc..) to create. If you choose 'web module', template dirs/files like WEB-INF, lib and web.xml are made for use.
 
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Old or new file systems can be mountes by clicking File > New > Local Directory > Next (button). Then from here you can create or copy/paste folders/files. It doesn't have to be outside Netbeans.
Thanks. I hadn't noticed the New File and New Package "Wizards" before. However, what a pain to do it this way. Eclipse just makes this easier and more intuitive. And I don't see anywhere where I can copy/paste files. Every tutorial I have seen for Netbeans, they always start out by setting up the Project Directory Structure without ever going into Netbeans first. That just doesn't make sense to me.
Also a web module can be created by right clicking the file system folder mounted, select New, then All Templates. The resulting window will allow you to choose from a variety of components (web module, jsp, servlet, etc..) to create. If you choose 'web module', template dirs/files like WEB-INF, lib and web.xml are made for use.
I know. But it doesn't let you create any additional folders you might need without going through the process stated above. And it also doesn't let me pull in any additional libraries I might need for the project.
 
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Old or new file systems can be mountes by clicking File > New > Local Directory > Next (button). Then from here you can create or copy/paste folders/files. It doesn't have to be outside Netbeans.

Agreed amd I knew. Still I had to prefer the manual file management as Gregg pointed later about the pain.
 
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