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Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6 - IDE comparison

Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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Hi David:

Does the book objectively covers the difference between Netbeans and other popular IDEs?

TIA
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M C Williams
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I would like to know this also. I tried using NetBeans several years ago but found it extremely cumbersome. Eclipse was a piece of cake to get used to and I have been using it for years. Is there a compelling reason to try NetBeans again?
David Heffelfinger
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Originally posted by Mourouganandame Arunachalam:
Hi David:

Does the book objectively covers the difference between Netbeans and other popular IDEs?

TIA
Mourougan


The book does not compare NetBeans to other IDE's. It simply highlights NetBeans features that make Java EE development easier.

It is up to the reader to make the comparison to other IDEs he/she may be familiar with.

David

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David Heffelfinger
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Originally posted by M C Williams:
I would like to know this also. I tried using NetBeans several years ago but found it extremely cumbersome. Eclipse was a piece of cake to get used to and I have been using it for years. Is there a compelling reason to try NetBeans again?


Eclipse is a good IDE, but in my opinion NetBeans is better. I used to be an Eclipse user until I migrated to NetBeans when version 6.0 was about to be released, therefore I can make an informed comparison between these two IDEs

I suggest you try out version 6.5, which is currently a release candidate.

Some of the features I like about NetBeans:

  • It automates a lot of "grunt work" that we as developers need to do regularly, such as writinh code to lookup JDBC data sources, mapping JPA entities to database tables, etc.
  • It can generate complete CRUD, "ajaxified" web applications using JSF and JPA from an existing database schema.
  • It has a very nice visual editor that makes developing visually pleasing web applications using JSF a breeze.


  • David
     
    It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
     
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