Sunday, 21 December 2008

NetBeans 6.5

I downloaded NetBeans 6.5 last night.

They fixed the problem on Mac (and some Linux platforms) where the cursor would lose focus in the editor, making the intellisense nigh unusable. NetBeans 6.5 remains easy to use and new features look promising, especially the JavaScript library support.

I'm a NetBeans adherent. I work amongst a cadre of Eclipse advocates. Understand, nothing wrong with Eclipse, it's a fine IDE. Except I find the Eclipse website and "perspectives" mind numbing.

A visit to Eclipse.org leaves you wondering, "What exactly do I need to download to write Java?" NetBeans.org has a prominent link on the homepage and a very simple chart. BAM! IDE ready to go.

Once you have Eclipse, navigating through "perspectives" can leave a developer lost as the entire interface might change. Forget remembering where "that button" is, it was sure to have moved in the perspective.

My two cents. Give NetBeans a spin. You won't be disappointed.

Posted by caffeinated at 3:12 PM in nerdery
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