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Which is better NetBeans or Eclipse?

J Lalit
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Hi,

i am a bit confused as what to use : NetBeans or Eclise for java development particularly Web Development.i think most people prefer Eclipse but it has less support than NetBeans ???

Can anyone help?

TIA


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J Lalit.
Freddy Wong
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i think most people prefer Eclipse but it has less support than NetBeans ???

Eclipse actually has more support that NetBeans. To answer your question, that entirely depends on your taste. Have you tried both? I personally like NetBeans, but that's me.


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Jesper de Jong
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There is ofcourse no objective, definite answer to the question "which is better". Some people prefer Eclipse, others prefer NetBeans. To find out which you prefer, try them both out and see which one you like best.

I'm a long-time Eclipse user, but I've been looking at NetBeans 6.1 and I'm impressed.


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There are actually very few things in life where there really is one "best". Usually, it depends on what you need to get done and how you like to do it. IDE's are very definitely in that category.

I'm a big Eclipse fan, but can work comfortably with other IDEs as well. The major advantage of Eclipse is the extensive collection of plugins available for it, including for languages other than Java, like C/C++, PHP, Python and Unix shell scripts.

The big advantage of NetBeans is that it's from Sun, so they tend to put in goodies that help with emerging Java technologies.


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NetBeans also has plugins for C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, AJAX, UML, SOA, mobile application development, and many more things.
 
 
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