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Is Netbeans more complicant than eclipse?

 
Mark Dary
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I believe Java and NetBeans are produced (effectively) by the same people (Sun).

Does this mean that NetBeans supports Java more effectively than Eclipse?

More specifically for GUI development, I believe NetBeans uses standard Swing components (and recently the Swing Application Framework which I think is going into Java 7), and I think Eclipse uses its own Swing framework.

Does this mean that Netbeans is better/safer than Eclipse for GUI development, safer in the sense of standards compliance and language compatibility?

Thanks.

Mark.
 
Mark Dary
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Could anyone offer a comment on this?

Thanks.

Mark.
 
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I do not know about Netbeans as I have never used it personally.

More specifically for GUI development, I believe NetBeans uses standard Swing components (and recently the Swing Application Framework which I think is going into Java 7), and I think Eclipse uses its own Swing framework.

No. There is no "eclipse" brand of Swing.
In eclipse, as long as the required classes are on the class path, you can use any third party libraries like JGoodies or JFreeChart or Quartz or whatever.

Does this mean that Netbeans is better/safer than Eclipse for GUI development, safer in the sense of standards compliance and language compatibility?

Not true.
In the end, the code is compiled by javac.exe which will throw all kinds of errors if you do not follow the language specifications.
On the other hand, coding standards can and are not tied down to Java as java is a free flowing language.

 
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Mark Dary wrote:
Does this mean that Netbeans is better/safer than Eclipse for GUI development, safer in the sense of standards compliance and language compatibility?



I used NetBeans and Eclipse both but for the Web development..

The one measure difference in both IDE is, the GUI framework they based on, NB uses Swing whereas Eclipse uses its own GUI library, (I currently not remembering its name). But finally GUI development is done In Java Swing or AWT and that's not affect by on which IDE you are building it. As long as , they're having good plug in for Swing development, no problem..
 
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Mark Dary wrote:More specifically for GUI development, I believe NetBeans uses standard Swing components (and recently the Swing Application Framework which I think is going into Java 7), and I think Eclipse uses its own Swing framework.

Eclipse uses SWT instead of Swing. There are historical reasons why this is so - at the time when Eclipse started, Swing was still very new and it was quite slow (Java 1.2) and the people that were creating Eclipse at IBM thought that Swing wasn't suited for a big application like Eclipse. See the link for more information on SWT.
 
Maneesh Godbole
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My Bad.
I did not realize the OP meant swing/swt for the IDE itself
 
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Mark Dary wrote:I believe Java and NetBeans are produced (effectively) by the same people (Sun).
Certainly not. Also, Netbeans didnĀ“t originate in Sun. Sun has taken it over around 1999/2000.
 
Mark Dary
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Thanks for all the feedback guys and girls.

I think in summary then there is no real difference.

Thanks.

Mark.
 
Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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Hi,

Have a look at this Link and see the difference. It compares Netbeans, eclipse and IntelliJ.

Mourougan
 
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