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can you suggest me which IDE is Best? Netbeans or Eclipse? As of now I am using Netbeans 5.5. But my colleagues are saying that eclipse is best. I feel Netbeans is more user friendly than eclipse. please suggest on this.
Each IDE has got its own features. I feel eclipse is best than Netbeans except some features it has got inbuilt - like the HTTP statistics which it shows inside the IDE when you run a web based application.
Netbeans lacks in the block level selecting which is really required to see whether the blocks are properly closed. Eclipse gives you that.
It depends on what IDE you got used to it for longtime and the features it gives the best!
I think it depends on your personal taste. You should try both to see which one you like most. Eclipse has a lot of plugins and good community support. But you must do everything by yourself. If you prefer an IDE that bundles everything, NetBeans is the answer. You should take a look at NetBeans 6 when the next time it's out. It has a lot of improvements compare to its previous version. I personally like NetBeans because it's just cool. Anyway, the choice is yours
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