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Netbeans vs Eclipse

Dhinesh babu

Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Posts: 15

Hi ,

Which IDE is better ?

Netbeans or Eclipse ?

Please share your thoughts !

Thanks in advance,
Jesper de Jong
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They are both very good, professional quality IDEs. Both NetBeans and Eclipse are used by many Java developers.

It's not really a matter of "which is better", but more personal preference which works best for you. If you want to make a choice, try them both out, and see which one suits you best.

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Ove Lindström
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Joined: Mar 10, 2008
Posts: 326

Why not read the RanchFAQ and specially the SearchFirst item...

Search for "eclipse netbeans" and you have about 5-6 hours of reading ahead of you.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46397
Moving to our IDEs forum.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

My vote is for *eclipse*. I love it
Darryl Burke

Joined: May 03, 2008
Posts: 5115

Dhinesh babu wrote:Please share your thoughts !

I think you should make a habit of returning to the threads you started to let those who answered know whether their replies were helpful.

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apchar boiir

Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 18
I've tried both and settled on netbeans. Eclipse has become just too complicated. Eclipse is trying to be all things to everyone and has gotten too cumbersome for me. And while neither is blindingly fast, netbeans seems a little bit faster than eclipse. But I made that decision more than 2 years ago. I'm sure both have changed.
Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

apchar boiir wrote:Eclipse has become just too complicated. Eclipse is trying to be all things to everyone and has gotten too cumbersome for me.

Eclipse is highly modular. I suggest you give Helios or Indigo a ride.
Olivier López
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 32
Best Option is Netbeans, for simplicity, performance and lots of useful easy to locate stuff.
The only advantage eclipse had against netbeans is that it have an integrated internet browser, but now
thanks to JD Native Swing and MozSwing, you can have more than an internet browser on netbeans, but a lot of
native Windows/Linux/Mac libraries and components.
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