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Netbeans vs Eclipse, who wins?

Zhaidarbek Ayazbayev
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what do you think about subject?
Which IDE is best for web developement purposes?
Vassili Vladimir
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Hi,

In my opinion Eclipse is the best for web development and NetBeans is the best for both desktop and mobile applications development.


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Rajah Nagur
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Originally posted by Hi Jacker:
what do you think about subject?
Which IDE is best for web developement purposes?


Undoubtedly -- >Eclipse Europa


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Jesper de Jong
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Both Eclipse and NetBeans are very good and are widely used by professional Java developers. If you look at the number of users, then Eclipse is bigger than NetBeans. I use Eclipse 3.3 (the Europa release) myself.

It used to be the case that NetBeans had more tools for web development out-of-the-box than Eclipse (with Eclipse, you had to download and install additional plug-ins), but Eclipse now offers different packages - if you download "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers" from the download page then you have everything you need to develop Java web applications out-of-the-box.

I have briefly tried NetBeans, and I immediately missed the refactoring tools that I am used to have in Eclipse (for example tools to automatically rename variables, classes, methods etc. across the whole project). I don't know if NetBeans doesn't have the same kind of tools, or if I just didn't find them.
 
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