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By rick
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Published: May 30 2009 / 14:11

Since 2004, I have been using Eclipse almost exclusively – when Eclipse 3.0 came out, I was sold on it, it was everything I ever wanted in an IDE after years of trying IDE’s only to fall back to more old school editors like Emacs and JEdit. However in the last year or two Eclipse has started to frustrate me for a number of reasons...
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MCII replied ago:

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Prepare to switch back. Oracle will hardly keep NetBeans alive.

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jcblitz replied ago:

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I'm afraid of that too. I switched to Netbeans about 6 months ago and love it. When Oracle bought Sun I let out an audible "fuck" for this exact reason.

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Eric Wendelin replied ago:

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Remember that the worst that can happen is that NetBeans doesn't get funded. It'll still be there, and the community is strong!

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raveman replied ago:

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hehehehe, good point and funny :D

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willcode4beer replied ago:

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Wonder if Oracle will do it to reduce competition for JDeveloper

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Pantuky replied ago:

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I love NetBeans. The new incarnation has the best damn support I've seen for Scala and Maven2. Netbeans makes learning this new language and approach a real pleasure. I really hope Oracle doesn't kill this project. I would really hate to see this. Of course, there is always IntelliJ.

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zynasis replied ago:

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intellifail ftl

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RawThinkTank replied ago:

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What about GWT,

And the GWT replacement, AJAX 3.0 ?

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phoneservice replied ago:

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very cool.

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ranvijay1210 replied ago:

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Never tried NB... bn using eclipse only... thinking of giving NB a try :-)

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Miloskov replied ago:

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I used Netbeans a couple of times since NB 5.5 to 6.5 and somethings are good but Im still feeling it not stable enough and very slow with big files or projects. Eclipse feels pretty stable and have also another cool features. The Rad features of NB as the wizards or the JSF/GUI builder I never use it, The last time I used a gui builder was long time ago with VB6 after that I never use gui builders because I dont like how they generate code as the wizards too.

Anyway it is good there are other options out there and also I hope Oracle does not kill this project. Maybe someday I will try again NB and maybe is getting more stable with each release.

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overtheline.myopenid.com replied ago:

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Eclipse is an incredibly stagnant project. It's an insult to the open source community that IBM has starved it for features, and basically destabilized the platform since 3.0. The debugger is worse, the asynch workspace actions dont work. The build process on large process has gotten worse. After waiting years for improvement, I wont be going to NetBeans, but unless I am forced, I cannot use this platform anymore. It has wasted countless amounts of my shops productivity so much so that people avoid it and use text editors.

Sad Eclipse, really sad.

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