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I've used Netbeans for years, and only recently started using Eclipse because has better supported for Android development.  I've reached the point now where I really like both of them, and tend to have a hard time choosing which one to use when I start new c++ or Java projects.

I'm curious what other developers think of these two IDEs.  Which one do you prefer using? (or do you use a different one entirely?)  What are the pros and cons?

I love Netbeans. I started using Netbeans because that's what the college was using. Then I started training people in those courses which has solidified my dependence on it.

To be honest, I haven't really ever tried Eclipse. I heard that building a Swing GUI is much more easier in Netbeans. Since I primarily deal with students who only want to half-heartedly learn programming and I only have an hour a week with each student, allowing Netbeans handle the GUI code makes my job a lot easier. Sure they won't learn the inner-workings of Swing but they don't care to either.

I read a poll that shown more programmers use Eclipse. Some people are way too defensive about their favorites too. In any case, aren't the core features about the same on both IDE's?

I think their core features are about the same.  Eclipse probably has more plug-ins for it, but I don't use a lot of them anyway (except for Android development).  I like the way NetBeans does intentations (spaces, rather than tabs), because that makes the source code formatting look right in other editors (such as gedit if I want to make a quick change or look something up without loading up the whole IDE).

Lately, I tend to use one or the other based on what the subject of the project is.  For example, anything related to sound, I tend to use NetBeans, while graphics-related things I use Eclipse.  Not sure why, it just feels right for some reason, haha  ;D

Netbeans also support for Android development with the plugin in case you did not know Instalation step by step    :D

True, but really only for the SDK.  I've seen how to get the NDK going, but it's buggy and doesn't have any debugging integrated like the Eclipse Sequoya plug-ins.


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