NetBeans / Eclipse ease of use
By John Clingan on Mar 02, 2006
NetBeans pulled in another user. A friend of mine moved from NetBeans to Eclipse in the 3.x days. I got an email a couple of days ago saying he moved back to NetBeans. His reasons are that for J2EE development, NetBeans is faster [ Ed. On the Mac], easier and better integrated. Users are finding NetBeans integration to be a big, big plus.
What makes me curious is his point on NetBeans being easier. I tried eclipse 18 months ago and felt like a child lost in the forest. Kind of like a WIndows user moving to a Mac (where's the other mouse button?). I'm pretty darn used to NetBeans. For those of you that use both NetBeans and Eclipse, how do you compare "ease-of-use"?
My biggest desire for NetBeans is a vi key binding. Ease of use is definitely in the eye of the beholder.