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Eclipse vs NetBeans IDE: What are the differences?

Developers describe Eclipse as "IDE for Java EE Developers". Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.. On the other hand, NetBeans IDE is detailed as "Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more". NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

Eclipse and NetBeans IDE can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

"Does it all" is the top reason why over 123 developers like Eclipse, while over 63 developers mention "Rich features" as the leading cause for choosing NetBeans IDE.

According to the StackShare community, Eclipse has a broader approval, being mentioned in 248 company stacks & 140 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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What is Eclipse?

Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
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    How developers use Eclipse and NetBeans IDE
    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    NetBeans is my major java development platform. Used it for scala programming as well. Installed many plugin and wrote plenty snippet for speeding up development.

    Avatar of Casey Smith
    Casey Smith uses EclipseEclipse

    Develop and debug Java code using standard Eclipse distribution. No special plugins; standard Maven and Git integration.

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses EclipseEclipse

    Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 10' Linux

    Avatar of Ducamp Laurent
    Ducamp Laurent uses EclipseEclipse

    I use as Java IDE for Spring. A packaged eclipse version exists. It was called STS (Spring Tool Suite).

    Avatar of Sethu Senthil
    Sethu Senthil uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    NetBeans is a simple yet functional IDE. If you are a beginner in java, this is the way to go!

    Avatar of Ademir Nuno
    Ademir Nuno uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    The best IDE for software development. Amazing for projects with several languages involved.

    Avatar of Zachary Melacncon
    Zachary Melacncon uses EclipseEclipse

    Used for Java back-end for and Angular front-end project.

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    Skriglitz uses EclipseEclipse

    My IDE of choice for developing pages and backend

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    Tim De Lange uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

    Avatar of Satoru Ishikawa
    Satoru Ishikawa uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

    rails3でサポートを切られたので使用終了。

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