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Netbeans vs eclipse ? What does the IT industry prefer ?

 
Arjun Singh Rampal
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I want to do all my development using an IDE from now on. But i dont know which one to select. It looks like eclipse is more popular. Which one should i use ?
 
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Arjun Singh Rampal wrote:I want to do all my development using an IDE from now on. But i dont know which one to select. It looks like eclipse is more popular. Which one should i use ?

You should use the one which suites you best. There are advantages and disadvantages of all IDEs.
Personally, I use Eclipse most of the time because everybody in my team use that - so when you help someone in debugging or ask someone for help, you don't have to wast your or somebody else's time in finding out shortcut keys. Secondly, Eclipse is lighter than NetBeans - and I don't want ant task auto generated for every piece of code
However, again, it changes from person to person - or kind of development we are doing. e.g. if someone asks me to develop a web app and deploy on GlassFish, first thing I would do is - install NetBeans

Also, there's nothing 'industry preferred' IDE. An IDE is just a tool to help us coding. So, technically, it doesn't even matter how or where you wrote the code - Eclipse, NetBeans, or vi editor - some IDEs just make some things very simple than other tools.

I hope this helps.
 
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Almost everyone I know of outside an academic setting is using Eclipse or Intellij. I also see Eclipse predominantly on resumes. I recommend starting with Eclipse because it is most likely to help you in the future.
 
Arjun Singh Rampal
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Almost everyone I know of outside an academic setting is using Eclipse or Intellij. I also see Eclipse predominantly on resumes. I recommend starting with Eclipse because it is most likely to help you in the future.


Yes, I see that too. I wonder why someone would prefer netbeans over eclipse.
 
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The topic of IDE preference comes up quite often in this forum. Please ShowSomeEffort and look up those posts - a search for "netbeans eclipse" should do it.
 
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