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Which is the best IDE?

 
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I just finished learning jsp and servlets and I've been using netbeans since it's recommended in the murach's book and it is indeed easy to use. But as I hunt for jobs I find it that it seems most of the company would require Eclipse instead of netbeans.
I've tried myeclipse which is supposed to be better than exclipse, but I don't think any of these is better than netbeans, or maybe it's just me. Anyways, do I need to force myself to switch to myeclipse ? Thanks.
 
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My personal recommendation is go with what the companies require. If most are requiring Eclipse then it would be in your best interest to learn Eclipse. However that doesn't mean you are being forced to switch. I'm not a programmer and it seems to me that as a programmer the more IDE's you know the better off you will be.
 
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There is no single "the absolute best" IDE. There are a few very widely used and popular IDEs for Java: Eclipse, NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA. All three are very good and more than enough for professional Java development.
 
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Jack Robertson wrote:I just finished learning jsp and servlets and I've been using netbeans since it's recommended in the murach's book and it is indeed easy to use. But as I hunt for jobs I find it that it seems most of the company would require Eclipse instead of netbeans.
I've tried myeclipse which is supposed to be better than exclipse, but I don't think any of these is better than netbeans, or maybe it's just me. Anyways, do I need to force myself to switch to myeclipse ? Thanks.



I am using both Eclipse and NetBeans together. To my personal experience, Eclipse is faster and more productivity than NetBeans.
Yes, Eclipse is a preferred IDE in almost companies which are using Java, as you said.
 
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I've been using NetBeans mostly, I haven't felt the need to switch.

I'm sure when my employers wants me to use Eclipse or something else, I would be able to pick it up fairly quickly with the help of my coworkers and internet.
 
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