Friday, February 24, 2006

Look out Eclipse, NetBeans 5 is Here

Look out Eclipse, NetBeans 5 is Here: "Developer
February 3, 2006
Look out Eclipse, NetBeans 5 is Here
By Sean Michael Kerner

In scientific terms an eclipse is defined as an event that blocks the sun. For a number of years, the Eclipse IDE(define)has in some respects 'eclipsed' Sun Microsystems' IDE as well; that may no longer necessarily be the case."


Anonymous said...

Could not agree more. NetBeans is way ahead of Eclipse in many areas including; Java EE, Java ME, GUI builder, as a rich client platform and ability to build plug-ins. It's graphing tool that's used in Java ME being open sourced is really cool as well. It's out of the box experience is way ahead of Eclipse. An eclipse can be rather intense, but it only lasts a short while.

tech-guide-admin said...

As a long time user of JDeveloper, I am only recently stsrting to use alternative IDE's. Current project is using Eclipse - but thinking about switching to NetBeans for the next one - just to get a little more exposure - and see what is done differently.

So far I have not noticed any significant differences between Eclipse and JDeveloper, they pretty much match each other feature for feature.