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NDP Prasad
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hi

Iam presently using the NetBeans for learning the jsp,servlets. I have a confusion of which IDE to use,because if i start working for Accenture or IBM, I dont want to learn again the IDE.

I want to know which IDE the Top consulting companies use.

Thank you.
 
Paul Anilprem
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Originally posted by NDP Prasad:
hi

Iam presently using the NetBeans for learning the jsp,servlets. I have a confusion of which IDE to use,because if i start working for Accenture or IBM, I dont want to learn again the IDE.

I want to know which IDE the Top consulting companies use.

Thank you.


You know, a good trend these days is to use any IDE you like as long as it is free. Companies don't want to spend money on IDEs when NetBeans and Eclipse provide pretty much everything. Further, projects these days store codebase in an IDE independent matter in repositories (CVS/SourceSafe/ClearCase) and let coders use any IDE they like. In our project, some are die hard Eclipse fans while some are NetBeans fans. Both have good integration with CVS.

If you are interested in numbers, my observation is that there are more Eclipse users than NetBeans.

Now, don't ask which one is better. It's better not to enter religious territory

Another good thing is IDEs have moved away from proprietary storage formats (such as VAJ), so it is quite easy to use any IDE with existing codebase.
 
Krishna Srinivasan
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yes, eclipse is better as far my knowledge. You can get plugins if you want to work in the diff envoronments like weblogic,tomcat. also majority of the developers working on exlipse.
 
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Consulting companies don't use IDEs unless the projects are fixed bid - you'd be using the IDE of whatever company the consulting company places you at.

Eclipse is far more common right now, but IDEs are pretty similar - once you've learned one, you've pretty much learned them all. Only a few of your favorite HotKey shortcuts will be different.

If you have to "relearn" a new IDE, that isn't so bad. That simply lets you have the experience of two under your belt!
 
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You know, a good trend these days is to use any IDE you like as long as it is free.


... which is not to say that there aren't excellent commercial IDEs, and there may be very good reasons to use them.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

... which is not to say that there aren't excellent commercial IDEs, and there may be very good reasons to use them.


That's true. Though I haven't seen wide spread usage (as compared to Eclipse or Netbeans) of any of the commercial ones so it could be difficult if you just want to learn one and stick to it. Some of them, which used to be quite popular, like JBuilder, are either gone or are used in very few places. But as Mark said, if you know one, it isn't hard to pick another one.

BTW, one advantage of Eclipse over Netbeans is that IBM's WAS is quite popular and its IDE WSAD is based on Eclipse so that way it is better to work on Eclipse, again, IF you want to learn only one.
[ February 15, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Anil ]
 
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