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Still A Fan Of NetBeans IDE After Five Years!

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Still A Fan Of NetBeans IDE After Five Years!

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I've been using NetBeans as my primary IDE for about five years. In 2011 I decided to try working with Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for a few months to see what I'm missing out on since they are supposed to be better. I put effort into learning keybindings and learning to work their way.

Maybe it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I find myself coming back to NetBeans

  • because of the way it has implemented Maven support
  • because I prefer its code editor
  • because generally I find it to be more intuitive and less cluttered

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Plus each new release comes with great new features. I suppose Eclipse fans can't move to IntelliJ IDEA or NetBeans for the same reasons!

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