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Netbeans or Eclispe?

Mani Maran

Joined: Jun 04, 2007
Posts: 4

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.


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Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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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!

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Swapnil Shroff
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Joined: Mar 07, 2006
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I think eclipse is better with respect to the plug-ins available for it.

However I like the Form builder in NetBeans the most. You can create complex Swings screen with it in minutes.

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Freddy Wong
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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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arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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Both are good. It is your personal preference. Eclipse has been around for a while and hence more users. Why not try both.

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Sunil Vasudevan
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Joined: Mar 05, 2007
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It is more of a personal choice.. I still have friends who till date swear by VI Editor...

Eclipse has a strong community and hence we get more plugins which address developer issues (Often these plugins are free...)

On a personal front, I prefer Eclipse especially version 3.2 or above. It can be used even with a 512MB RAM system, considering the rich features it offers, without frustrating the developer.

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