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NETBEANS VS ECLIPSE

INTRODUCTION TO IDE

IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment


which you can find on the Linux platform for C, C++ and
any other programming languages. Might be there are several
text editors, others programmers can use to write C, C++
code. But IDEs have come up to offer comprehensive
facilities and comprehensive for easy and ideal programming.
In the Java development Community, there are two main
IDEs:
NetBeans
Eclipse
WHAT BOTH IDES OFFER?

The basic versions of both Eclipse and NetBeans offer


very similar standard capabilities. We get the auto-
complete options for Java code so we can select from a
menu rather than typing everything out. We get pointers
on debugging and optimizing code as we go along. GUI
builders, version control and other IDE features are also
included.
INTRODUCTION TO NETBEANS

NetBeans is an IDE for developing software


applications in Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, C/C++,
etc. NetBeans is also a platform framework that can be
used for developing desktop applications in Java.
NetBeans was developed in Java. It is a cross-platform
IDE, which runs on many operating systems such as
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris (as
long as the JVM is installed). In addition to JVM, JDK is
needed to develop Java applications in NetBeans.
INTRODUCTION TO NETBEANS

Modules (modular components) can be used to develop


applications using the NetBeans platform.
A separate module exists for different functionality such
as editing, versioning and support for Java/CVS. Any
application developed using this platform can be
extended by third-parties. It is developed by Oracle
Corporation. It is licensed under CDDL (Common
Development and Distribution License) offered by Sun.
INTRODUCTION TO ECLIPSE

Eclipse is an IDE that allows the development of software


applications in multiple languages. In fact, it can be called a
complete software development environment composed of
the IDE and the plug-in system. It is free and open source
software released under Eclipse Public License. It is
developed in Java and can be used for developing
applications mainly in Java. However, with the use of
suitable plug-ins, it can be used to develop applications in
many other languages such as C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python,
Ruby and many more.
INTRODUCTION TO ECLIPSE

Eclipse is a popular IDE (Integrated Development Environment)


that we will use to create, compile, execute, and test our Java
code.
It is a free software / open source platform-independent software
framework for delivering what the project calls "rich-client
applications". Eclipse is also a community of users, constantly
extending the covered application areas.
Eclipse was originally developed by IBM as the successor of its
VisualAge family of tools.
Eclipse is now managed by the Eclipse Foundation, an
independent not-for-profit consortium of software industry vendors
INTRODUCTION TO ECLIPSE

Moreover, packages for Mathematics can be developed


on Eclipse. The Eclipse IDE is called Eclipse ADT, Eclipse
CDT, Eclipse JDT and Eclipse PDT, when used with Ada,
C/C++, Java and PHP, respectively. It is a cross-platform
IDE, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and
Windows operating systems. Eclipse it is completely
based on plug-ins (light-weight components). The
functionality is not hardcoded like in other applications
(instead all functionality is provided by plug-ins).
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
NETBEANS AND ECLIPSE

Key Differences:
The Eclipse java code formatter seems to be much more powerful
than NetBeans.
NetBeans has the ability to open projects in different directories.
NetBeans can open any Maven project without having to convert it to
an Eclipse specific project.
Eclipse has a synchronize view which displays differences between
VCS (e.g. SVN, CVS etc.) and the local working copy as a tree view.
NetBeans has a kind of synchronization view, too, but it
displays the information as a table.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
NETBEANS AND ECLIPSE

NetBeans user interface is built on Swing(Java native


lightweight toolkit). Eclipse user interface is built on SWT (
a Java wrapper around the systems underlying toolkit), so it
needs compiled binary libraries that are platform dependent.
Both have a wide range of programming language support,
which includes C/C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP. But how do
you get this support? Eclipse is a plugin based IDE. Large
part of its functionality comes from plugins. On the other
hand NetBeans has many projects and is tool based IDE. It
incorporates many platforms using tooling support. Thus
making it less scattered.
DIFFERENCE BTW NETBEANS
AND ECLIPSE

For basic Java (Java SE) development, they both offer


comparable features. But if you have a specific purpose,
one IDE might be slightly better than the other. For
example, there is a general consensus that for developing
on OSGi platform, Eclipse is the better option, while
NetBeans is better for Java EE development.
Eclipse is not more extensible. NetBeans is fully
extensible.