Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Farewell NetBeans IDE ... and Welcome IntelliJ IDEA

I have been using NetBeans and Eclipse IDE for more then 8 years now. It has been a great time. There are vital communities for both the IDEs and there was never shortage of new plugins. I had a chance to get into NetBeans platform as well and I found it very interesting. However, I was lucky enough to get a full working licence for IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains folks few months ago (big thanks to Roman and Václav). Unfortunately, I can use it just for hobby projects now but the overall impression is far beyond what I was expecing. One of the results so far is that I have unsubscribed from NetBeans mail list today.

Speaking about IDEs the worst one I have been working with is Eclipse based RSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Rational_Software_Architect). I am working with RSA 7.0 now which means that I can not install and use Groovy plugin (it requires at least Eclipse 3.4 platform or higher) and I am experiencing occasional crashes, mostly when working with SVN via Subclipse plugin (I have to say that this may be related to the fact that I am using Windows Vista because my colleagues using Windows XP don't experience similar issues with Subclipse).

Update: Below is the error messace from eclipse in case anybody can help.



1 comment:

Tomáš Hubálek said...

Really looking forward your experience share.

My last fight with NetBeans I have described here (just for bizarre fun ;-))