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    Default Netbeans vs. Eclipse

    I know that alot of people use netbeans and eclipse. (I use netbeans). I also know that eclipse is supposed to be more for advanced people, and netbeans is better for people starting out. What else is different between the two?

    I downloaded eclipse a while ago, and was a bit confused when using it. >_>. Oh, and I know that netbeans has a very nice gui builder that eclipse doesn't. What reasons do people prefer eclipse over netbeans?

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    Eclipse is open source and multi-language, with a huge collection of plugins and add-ons. If you want to get a running start with Eclipse, look here:

    Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcalvin View Post
    Eclipse is open source and multi-language, with a huge collection of plugins and add-ons. If you want to get a running start with Eclipse, look here:

    Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners

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    Doesn't netbeans also have a bunch of plugins?

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    Eclipse is... well, Eclipse. Having never used Netbeans, I can't offer a good comparison, but Eclipse is certainly more widely used. That corresponds to more plugin demand, and more plugins, though many Eclipse plugins are being ported to Netbeans. For more info, you should probably look at this poll, probably after the first couple pages. Eclipse won over eclipse by about 14% of the total votes, but there was definitely some interesting debate happening, and still is.
    If the above doesn't make sense to you, ignore it, but remember it - might be useful!
    And if you just randomly taught yourself to program, well... you're just like me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singing Boyo View Post
    Eclipse is... well, Eclipse. Having never used Netbeans, I can't offer a good comparison, but Eclipse is certainly more widely used. That corresponds to more plugin demand, and more plugins, though many Eclipse plugins are being ported to Netbeans. For more info, you should probably look at this poll, probably after the first couple pages. Eclipse won over eclipse by about 14% of the total votes, but there was definitely some interesting debate happening, and still is.
    Ahh thank you, I might go take a look at the eclipse plugin library later. :). Maybe it will help with the initial confusion I had when I tried out eclipse a while ago. >_>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qsc View Post
    I know that alot of people use netbeans and eclipse. (I use netbeans). I also know that eclipse is supposed to be more for advanced people, and netbeans is better for people starting out. What else is different between the two?

    I downloaded eclipse a while ago, and was a bit confused when using it. >_>. Oh, and I know that netbeans has a very nice gui builder that eclipse doesn't. What reasons do people prefer eclipse over netbeans?
    Not only eclipse, NetBeans also can be used for the advanced application build. It's a fascinating tool I've used for Java so many years. All what you need is there to work with Java applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qsc View Post
    Doesn't netbeans also have a bunch of plugins?
    They have. Didn't you search the web ?

    Plugin Portal Main Page

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    I use Eclipse because it's so soft for my hands; as a matter of fact, Eclipse is soft for everybody's hands while Netbeans feels like a pointy stick. Also Eclipse sounds nice and woody while Netbeans sounds tinny. Eclipe, Eclipse, nice, woody, Netbeans *ouch*, tinny ...

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    I agreed at one point. Seems to me too, that NetBeans is bulky than the Eclipse. Usually consume lots of system resources (memory).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    I agreed at one point. Seems to me too, that NetBeans is bulky than the Eclipse. Usually consume lots of system resources (memory).
    What do you mean by "agreed at one point"? Agreed with what? What changed your opinion, and what is it now? Your comment was not very clear. ;)

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    At Jos last post, he has few concerns with Eclipse and NetBeans. I've one too, that NetBeans need more memory than the Eclipse. I'm not sure on what you are not clear with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qsc View Post
    What changed your opinion, and what is it now?
    I didn't change my opinion at all. Still I recommended NetBeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    At Jos last post, he has few concerns with Eclipse and NetBeans. I've one too, that NetBeans need more memory than the Eclipse. I'm not sure on what you are not clear with.
    I wasn't clear because you said "You agreed at one point", in past tense. Like something had changed your opinion, but you didn't talk about what that was. ;). So that confused me. Now I know that you didn't mean it in past tense, just that you agreed with some other post. It was a big ambiguous. :s

    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    I didn't change my opinion at all. Still I recommended NetBeans.
    Just wondering, but why double post? Why not multi quote like this? Or put text before talking about one thing, and then add another post below with the quote? Or why not modify your message to add the quote in?

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    For me posting a new one easy than the editing the existing. As a moderator my posting panel is differ than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    For me posting a new one easy than the editing the existing. As a moderator my posting panel is differ than you.
    Really? That doesn't make very much sense that whoever made this template would an oversight like that. ._.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Never mind, different applications has different designs and implementations.
    Exactly, most vBulletin forums, mods don't have issues with their posting abilities so that they cannot edit/modify/block quote/etc. I don't understand why this template does. >_>

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    I think this discussion deviate from the original topic. So we should stop about that here onwards. Please stick with the topic.

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    Default Re: Netbeans vs. Eclipse

    My school makes me use BlueJ...so i use eclipse :) I've used eclipse for EVERYTHING! PHP is really nice with the Aptana addition, java is super easy to debug, u can run the Android emulator in it, and u can code anything in it! :P NetBeans is a toy in the hands of Eclipse!

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    Default Re: Netbeans vs. Eclipse

    if you are doing gui apps tho netbeans > eclipse otherwise eclipse>netbeans

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