Java IDEs are practically on every developers toolbox, which is why new releases always bring productivity enhancements to the overall development process. Recently two of the most popular Java IDEs -- Eclipse and NetBeans -- hit major milestones. These series of entries contain impressions and tips from around the blogsphere on these releases. On Eclipse 3.5, Ed Burnette writes a post entitled 'Eclipse Galileo release train now arriving at gate 3.5': http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=1276 Also on Eclipse 3.5 Cay Horstmann writes a post that walks you through the installation process 'Upgrading to Eclipse Galileo': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/cayhorstmann/archive/2009/06/upgrading_to_ec.html On NetBeans 6.7 Cay Horstmann writes a post entitles 'A First Look at NetBeans 6.7': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/cayhorstmann/archive/2009/06/a_first_look_at.html And also on NetBeans 6.7 Masoud Kalali writes a post entitles 'NetBeans 6.7 is here. Grab your copy and explore tens of new features': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/kalali/archive/2009/06/netbeans_67_is.html
- Posted by: Daniel Rubio
- Posted on: June 30 2009 00:03 EDT
Netbeans (and intellij) always seems to have quietly done things better/slicker than eclipse and to this day that's still true I think. Eclipse isn (still) too hung up on writing new plugins to do the IDE thing right and out of box. It has improved somewhat with the bundling approach (versus in the past having to PAY to get a functional combination of plugins without wasting your life searching). But Eclipse is a still mishmash of plugins (location, purpose and usefulness passed down through the ages via word of mouth) and people's collections of pre-bundled plugins (some for cost) just to be useful. Netbeans is free (intellij costs) and "just knows" about java/j2ee stuff (including various xml config files, source control, properties files, graphical editing of GUI components, running various containers). Anyhow, in the interests of shit-stirring I'd say: eclipse is a bit like McDonalds. It's everywhere whether you like it or not, used by the average joe and gets the job done but you feel a bit dirty and can't help but notice that things are better across the road in the nice (netbeans or intellij) restaurant with the clean premises and handful of waiters making life easier. Nathan Lee
> Java IDEs are practically on every developers toolbox, which is why new releases always bring productivity enhancements to the overall development process.
I COMPLETELY agree with your point of view...
Janet from computer desk with hutch site.