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harshada patil
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what is more effective to create java project in netbeans or in eclipse??
Harsha Smith
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Both are equally good and are free. But my personal favorite is Eclipse

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harshada patil
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i heard that companies prefere eclipse over netbeans??
harshada patil
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creating gui in netbeans and creating in eclipse is different in a sense that code created in netbeans for gui is not optimized.. is it true??
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harshada patil wrote:creating gui in netbeans and creating in eclipse is different in a sense that code created in netbeans for gui is not optimized.. is it true??

No, that's not true. Where did you read or hear that and what arguments were given to support this?

NetBeans comes with a very good Swing GUI builder out of the box. For Eclipse, Google Window Builder is similar and you can use it not only for Swing, but also for GWT (Google Web Toolkit) applications.

Eclipse and NetBeans, as well as IntelliJ IDEA, are very good and professional-quality IDEs. There is not one of them that is clearly superior to the others. Which one you prefer depends on your own personal preference. In many places where I've worked we've used Eclipse, and last year I've been using NetBeans. One of my reasons to use NetBeans is that it has very good support for Maven. But you can get that in Eclipse too by installing the m2eclipse plugin.


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If the same GUI code is used in both IDEs, the resulting class files should be equally optimal. If the Netbeans GUI Builder is used to generate the GUI code, then the resulting source code is less than optimal, because it's hard to read, understand, modify, maintain, and reuse, to name a few.


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Maneesh Godbole
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harshada patil wrote:what is more effective to create java project in netbeans or in eclipse??

Effective in what sense? Like any other tool, the value is determined how good/bad it is used.
Some companies do prefer Eclipse. I am sure there are others which prefer Netbeans. This is mostly driven by company policy rather than the IDE itself. If one does a comparative feature analysis of professional or mature IDEs, I am sure, they would almost be at par. At the end of the day, minimal learning curve, flexibility, features and ease of use is what would make one IDE stand out from the other.


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Hebert Coelho
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The code will be good as the programmer or bad like anyother...

The point is, I like eclipse over netbeans because it is easier to code in eclipse.


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Hebert Coelho wrote:The point is, I like eclipse over netbeans because it is easier to code in eclipse.

In what way is it easier to code in Eclipse than in NetBeans?
Hebert Coelho
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Yes!

Shortcuts are better.
The edit windows are easier to set up and to use.

Netbeans there is an option to set up the shortcuts to be like the Eclipses shortcuts, but it does not has all of them.
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But that's just your personal opinion and what you're used to. If you're used to Eclipse's shortcuts, then obviously you'll find it easier to use Eclipse. But if you're used to NetBeans' shortcuts, you'll find it easier to use NetBeans...

It ofcourse does not mean that Eclipse is easier than NetBeans for everybody.
Hebert Coelho
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Jesper de Jong wrote:But that's just your personal opinion and what you're used to. If you're used to Eclipse's shortcuts, then obviously you'll find it easier to use Eclipse. But if you're used to NetBeans' shortcuts, you'll find it easier to use NetBeans...

It ofcourse does not mean that Eclipse is easier than NetBeans for everybody.


Yes, it is my personal opinion, I do have any research data comparing both; I have worked almost one year with Netbeans and I still like Eclipse more. [=
John de Michele
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The IDE you're going to be most effective with is the one you're used to, be it Eclipse, IntelliJ, or vi. I used to be a big fan of Eclipse, but I found the way they do their plugins to be frustrating enough that I switched to IntelliJ. I wasn't very effective at first, but now that I know it better, I can get more done in less time. I guess the moral is: just find one that you like and stick with it.

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