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What are the main advantages of NetBeans IDE over Eclipse/Myeclipse?

sairam Kukudala
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Joined: Jun 25, 2012
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I just wanted to know how NetBeans is better than the eclipse/Myeclipse IDE's.

Why should i choose NetBeans IDE as my workbench?
Sarath Kalangi
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Joined: Nov 01, 2012
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Netbeans have so many built in plugins when compare to Eclipse like SWING gui features, db connectors for PG and MySql etc.
Netbeans IDE is very structured IDE compare to Eclipse.
Netbeans IDE have different shortrcuts when compare to Eclipse.
Jelle Klap
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It depends on what you're comfortable with. An Eclipse user will probably tell you Eclipse is the best IDE for any number of trivial reasons and likewise a NetBeans or IntelliJ IDEA user.


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Sarath Kalangi
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Hi I do work on both of the IDE's and based on my knowledge i am saying that Netbeans IDE have more in built plugins compare to eclipse IDE.
Matthew Brown
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Well, http://marketplace.eclipse.org/ lists over a thousand Eclipse plugins, which suggests there are plenty available there as well.

I think it comes down to personal preference. I use both but I prefer NetBeans because I'm more familiar with it. If I invested the time to learn Eclipse to the same level I suspect I'd be equally happy with it. I've never used IntelliJ, but as a fan of the Resharper Visual Studio plugin (made by the same people, and supposedly using similar ideas) I'd probably like it.
Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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Sarath Kalangi wrote:Netbeans IDE have different shortrcuts when compare to Eclipse.

You can actually change settings in NetBeans to have it use 'Eclipse' shortcuts. I actually have set it that way, so, I don't have to remember two sets of shortcuts as I use both IDEs...


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Ryan Cuprak
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Important advantages:
- powerful built-in Profiler
- natively supports Ant and Maven- no custom built system that only works in the IDE.
- excellent support for the latest Java EE 6 and 7 features (no need to download plugins which is the case for Eclipse - really need JBoss tools for Eclipse)
- excellent integration with GlassFish/JBoss/Tomcat/WebLogic
- Ant debugger
- excellent support for JavaFX
- code completion with JPA and queries.
- NetBeans 7.3 includes new features for editing/debugging HTML5 (checkout the JavaOne videos)
- NetBeans platform - rich framework for building desktop Java applications.
- NetBeans is written using Swing - no SWT!
- builtin support for version control systems - no wrestling with external plugins. For example, it can be a nightmare to get SVN configured correctly on 64 bit systems.
- clean intuitive UI (note IntelliJ also has a clean and intuitive UI in my opinion)

Hope that helps!
 
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