Developer Experiences on NetBeans


1. NetBeans's new Python type inferencing -- Andreas Jacobsen's Distraction, 1/31
Andreas Jacobsen has some interesting thoughts on what an IDE should and should not do for him. He picked NetBeans' auto-completion feature that added a type of annotation to function/method parameters in Python to illustrate his thought process.
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2. NetBeans vs. Eclipse -- 1500 Hours, 1/28
Chiun Lin was initially disappointed to see that the GUI tutorial he found used the NetBeans IDE instead of Eclipse, since he had already downloaded Eclipse. However, after further investigation, Chiun discovered that NetBeans was actually a better IDE for implementing GUI in Java. After trying it out, he concluded, "NetBeans' GUI builder is so good I wish I had such a good builder when I was coding my MEng project. The drag and drop visual builder would have made my life easier and made my project look prettier."

3. Why I Switched from Eclipse PDT to NetBeans IDE -- 2 Tablespoons, 1/28
Chad Kieffer had started a post highlighting the recent Eclipse PDT 2.0 release, but very soon found himself dropping the post and the Eclipse IDE altogether. He cited various reasons for this change; the most important one being the inability of Eclipse's JSDT plugins to support today's popular JavaScript frameworks, including dojo, jQuery, and YUI. Chad praised NetBeans, noting, "I'm impressed, particularly since this is the first NetBeans release to support PHP editing. NetBeans came with everything I needed out of the box."

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