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Eclipse or NetBeans

 
mick lynch
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s my previous post , i have only used eclipse and Netbeans a tiny bit.
I was wondering if NetBeans is considered superior as it is by Sun ?

But I guess loads of people have contributed to eclipse and it may well be at least as good, and ive noticed it seems to get more mentions than NetBeans ?
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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We have a thread around these parts just for IDEs. I'll scoot your post on over for you.
 
Jesper de Jong
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No, NetBeans is not generally regarded as superior just because it is from Sun.

Eclipse and NetBeans are both very good and popular IDEs, I guess the majority of Java developers use either Eclipse or NetBeans.

Here's a recent thread about the same question.
 
Ove Lindström
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They are different. I use Eclipse for "common java" programming, Netbeans when developing towards GlassFish or JBoss, since I think it is superior when doing web-dev and I use IntelliJ when doing Hibernate/JPA-hacking.

So, use the tool you feel most comfortable with. A wrench is supperior to a Torx-key... unless you have to tighten a torx-bolt.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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