I wasn't aware that netbeans was still developed! Is anybody using it as his primary java (or other lang) IDE? How is it compared with Intellij Idea and friends? How resource hungry is it?
In general, IntelliJ has a lot of features that feel like magic (likely a pile of smart heuristics that have been added over the years).
NB and Eclipse are just...janky.
All features easily supported on Eclipse, Netbeans and Oracle Studio.
And without making the CPU fan run at full throttle, if possible?
EDIT: I forgot to type disable
InteliJ incremental compilation is so good that many use Eclipse's compiler running as daemon as workaround.
As for the plugin I rather use a properly integrated feature.
You don't, and it doesn't matter much, since that's a niche concern.
The others, sure.
Using JNI isn't such a niche concern.
The same trick that they are playing with Kotlin/Native by the way, whose graphical debugging support is only available on Clion.
- Jumping around code with clicks on functions
- The code completion with verbose JavaDoc/comment details
- The profiling and debugger tools were supper easy to use
- Automatic Maven dependency management resolutions
Sure, not much of a deal, but i don't know, it looks kinda sloppy to me and i'd like a proper installer.
(ps. just because this is kinda sorta negative, doesn't mean i dislike netbeans, it is just that i don't have anything positive to say that isn't already said... well, ok, here is a bit of positiveness: i don't write java often anymore, but when i do, i prefer netbeans because i like how simple it feels)
People keep making offhand comments about it lately, and i wondered if there is a much better(and free) alternative I am overlooking.
I haven't heard of people using Netbeans for PHP in ages. I don't know if PHPStorm still has their Early Access program, but it basically gave you a free 30 day build of their beta version. Within 30 days there was a new build and the ticker started over again.
P.S. Can't say much about Apache, but when I submitted a ticket to old NetBeans about high CPU usage in some version-control-related scenarios - that was back in 2013 - the ticket was closed and issue was fixed less than in a week. I never expected such agility from projects of this scale.
A single unified IDE for everything makes sense to me.
It's especially good if a project contains multiple languages, like core written in Go and scripts written in Python.
But I do keep Android Studio as that's what Google targets as development IDE and Googleability helps by using the same app.
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