Why Eclipse Developers Are Moving To NetBeans

Very interesting article in Charles Ditzel's Blog, there has been so much "buzz" about Eclipse...but when you take a close look you see developers switching to NetBeans like wildfire...the reason...NetBeans 4.1 is great...not the same old NetBeans we used to hear about...coupled with the fact that Eclipse is now hitting a number of problems..like performance and........... Now you know why Eclipse developers are starting to switch.
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Yet another NetBeans gospel post by a Sun employee... You guys are too much fun.

Posted by guest on April 11, 2005 at 09:05 AM PDT #

>> but when you take a close look you see developers switching to NetBeans like wildfire Actually what I see is a lot of evidence of a concerted marketing effort to convince people to switch, and to convince people that people are switching. I certainly such much less evidence that people _are_ in fact switching. Most of the posts I've seen by people trying Netbeans 4.1 have been fairly positive, but there's been some negativity too, and probably for every one I've seen where someone flat out stated they are going to permanently switch to Netbeans from Eclipse, I've seen another post saying they're not going to (for any number of reasons). I think it's great that Netbeans is being improved, and that it's being marketed more thoroughly. Choice is great, and breeds better products all around. On the other hand I'm somewhat bothered by the 'reality distortion' marketing. Repeatedly saying that something is so doesn't actually make it so...

Posted by Colin Sampaleanu on April 11, 2005 at 10:14 AM PDT #

Oh yeah, i'm always looking for a good "out of box experience". Blarketing is for losers.

Posted by z on April 11, 2005 at 12:54 PM PDT #

No one is switching to NetBeans. Just relax.

Posted by guest on April 11, 2005 at 01:04 PM PDT #

In fact, I've seen more persons switching from Eclipse to IntelliJ, than to any other IDE. But well done chaps for your work on NetBeans. That was definitely needed!

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on April 11, 2005 at 06:54 PM PDT #

I see lame marketing, too. No real evidence of many people switching. I think Sun should stop acting like ninnies. People will switch if they want to. Just stop lying about it.

Posted by Tom on April 12, 2005 at 01:36 AM PDT #

C'mon guys try to be a little objective about the comment and forgot for a little bit tha fact that you are eclipse fans. I don't completlely agree in the fact that SWT is 'Desing Flaw' and stuff, but i DO agree in the fact that Netbeans/Swing has been improving for the last yaers.
Actually, i'm using both ides [on win\* plattaform -sorry-] and i still can't choose [or discard] for any of them.
Just for the record i really like the native support [not by a plugin] from Netbeans for the development of J2EE apps. This feature seems to be -still- in development by the Eclipse Web Tools team. :s This is maybe, one of the big plus that has netbeans for me.

Posted by omar on April 13, 2005 at 04:36 AM PDT #

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