I have limited expereince with Java IDEs , but VS Studio Enterprise blows me away with astonishment. Everything is drag and drop , or wizard. I drop data connections onto me form, web browsers, etc. I can create databases, datrbase connections, and stored procedueres. Java is pure and holy, but this IDE is so seductive....
Joined: Nov 04, 2001
Try using Eclipse for sometime and then see which one you like...I never used any IDE before sometime(vi person). I evaluated many of them and I just liked Eclipse so much given its free. Of course IntelliJ is another great IDE but its not free so....I again say Eclipse rule..
I used Visual Studio .NET with VB and SQL Server DB.
They integrated very nicely and it was easy. Building web-enabled apps was a breeze, even accessing DB tables. My biggest complaint is that its a resource hog. You need a beefy system to run it efficiently.
I haven't used Eclipse, so I can't compare.
When it comes to IDEs, they are like any tool that a craftsman (woman) uses. Use the one that works best for you and the one that's right for the job. [ February 03, 2005: Message edited by: Ray Marsh ]
Eclipse doesn't come close to the power of VS.NET. You can literaly build a multi-tier website with just a few lines of actual code. The one thing it is missing is all the refactoring available in Eclipse.
I find VS.Net great, even though I hate M$, its far superior to VS6 and all the Java IDE's I've used. This is exactly the sort of thing M$ is great at, putting a pretty face on a very ugly body. This said after a day building a nasty little program with VB6, talk about ugly underneath, with a pretty face.
Joined: Nov 04, 2001
Thomas' comment hurts man
Yes. That may be true. I was looking from the code editing and navigating perspective it seems. I have to navigate ppl's code a lot and I like functionality of ctrl+click to go to method code directly and type search etc so I overlooked the higher level of functionality
Hmmm...unfortunately I have not done any big/small projects using VS.NET I should say. I have just started using it and write small pieces of codes you know and I felt it was easier to do it with Eclipse as I missed functionality of creating getter/setters, navigating to other methods easily, code completion (VS.NET didn't put parenthesis automatically so everytime I have to type them)...