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Eclipse Advantages?

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Is there any good document (url) that describes a comparison between Eclipse and other IDEs like NetBeans, JBuilder etc. I am a greate fan of NetBeans have been using it for over two years now. I heard a lot of talk about Eclipse on different forums. Is there anybody who can convince me to switch to Eclipse or otherwise.
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See Eclipse vs NetBeans first.
I find two points very strong in favor of Eclipse.
(1) It's lightweight compared to other IDEs like NetBeans, JBuilder etc.
(2) Its plugin development feature which makes Eclipse an IDE platform rather than an IDE only. (You know Eclipse is not only a Java IDE)
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Eclipse is independent of development platform . So you can just get plugin for a particular platform you are interested in, e.g. Java,C,C++, even COBOL and just start coding in Eclipse. So as you can see , as the basic IDE features remain same , it takes very less time to just undertand additional features a plugin provides. Plus the Eclipse is a freeware and most of the plugins too are freeware.
From my experience,I can see few disadvantages too like you need to spend time in downloading and evaluating a plugin. Plus the downside of being a freeware is customer support wont be great. And if you are sure , you are going to use only one platform, lets say Java, you are better off with a commercial grade software like JBuilder.
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