Don't Listen to Sun...

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Don't listen to Sun, when Sun tells you to try newest versions of NetBeans. Listen to Eclipse fans instead :)

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  • jeremiah johnson Saturday, June 10, 2006
    Are you trying to evangelize Netbeans or Eclipse?
    The key to winning people over to Netbeans is NOT showing them that one person is impressed with Netbeans.
    Let people make the decisions themselves. Give people the information about Netbeans (and Netbeans only) that they want to see. That screencast you did the other day with no narration, the UML/Code screencast, I think.. that was perfect. No words, no distraction, just "check this out." I have not seen or listened to any of your other screencasts, so I can't say how those are, but the one without narration from a few days back, was short, sweet, to the point, and impressive.
    I'm an Eclipse person. I prefer it greatly. I doubt I will ever switch. But that doesn't mean that I think it is the only tool that anyone should ever use. You often come across like Netbeans is the only good Java IDE out there, and that attitude is a little bit abrasive.
    Please, stick with saying good things about Netbeans and leave the other guys alone. You'll get much farther that way.
  • Roumen Sunday, June 11, 2006
    I really recommend you to check out my other flashes, yes they are very similar as the UML one. Hereby I was pointing out that people who are great fans of Eclipse might find NetBeans interesting. You have a good point that not everyone might appreciate it (on the other hand, it may be an eye-opener for someone).
  • Roumen Sunday, June 11, 2006
    Btw, I'm not telling anyone to switch, everyone should use the tool they like for sure. What I wrote in the post was to take a look at NetBeans based on how it surprised one Eclipse fan - this is something I see happening more often. The reason for that is that NetBeans has changed a lot since the 3.x times when it was slow, ugly and had much less features and many people still don't know about this change. But sure, use what you like... :)
  • Bharath R Sunday, June 11, 2006
    Kick ass!!
  • Sachin Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    The original post I wrote was just my experience. That was not code for "Switch to NetBeans!".
    BTW you will be interested to see my next post
    Peace! :)
  • Roumen Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    ... and I also only wrote "try NetBeans", not "switch to NetBeans"... :) Btw, I am a bit concerned about the size of Callisto - do you know how much space do all these projects occupy together? But it's a good iniciative for sure and something that was necessary for Eclipse.
  • Sachin Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    I installed Eclipse 3.2RC-6 which was takes about 132 MB of diskspace. If you update Callisto then it comes down to ~285 MB in all.
    The total download size is 123 MB for eclipse & around 100 MB for Callisto. But I should say, though it was little bulky it works finely. Peace!
  • Eric MacAdie Wednesday, June 14, 2006
    I know the post Roumen linked to was not telling people to bail on Eclipse, but it is still significant. A little over a year ago, a lot of people were saying that Eclipse was the alpha and omega of Java IDEs and that Sun should just shut down NetBeans.

    Now we have Eclipse people praising NetBeans, and in a few cases switchin. This is quite a change from a year ago.
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