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Eclipse vs Netbeans for J2EE Development

 
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Hi ,

I was going through some tutorials on servlets and JSP and in most of the sites, I see they use Eclipse for J2EE development. Why is that every one in J2EE development use Eclipse and not Netbeans? Is there any special reason for using it?
 
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Haha Eclipse may be the more popular IDE when compared to Netbeans, but I can't say "everyone" use Eclipse.

Depending on what tutorials you read, either IDE (Eclipse or Netbeans) can be used or even a third IDE option (like JDeveloper or IntelliJ).

Eclipse and Netbeans each has its own advantages and disadvantages. One such is the application server support. Eclipse "tends" to have better support for some application servers like JBoss and surely has more plug-ins to do all kinds of things. Netbeans may have better support for app server like Glassfish (cos it's from Oracle) and seems easier to use (creating projects, build/deploy projects, etc).
 
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Tsang,

Thanks for the reply. I am a beginner in J2EE, which IDE do you suggest for me to use. I am currently into JSE development and I would like to move to JEE development. Suggest me some basic tutorials too.
 
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If you really want to learn java then I highly suggest you NOT to use IDE at first. Use Notepad++ or similar preferably with syntax highlighting. That way, you will do all the typing (with the help of the API), compiling, debugging, testing, running etc through the command prompt (eg javac and java commands).

You may want to check out the Java Tutorial and Java SE 8 API

If you want an earlier release of java API, replace the "<release>" with 7,6,5 http://docs.oracle.com/javase/<release>/docs/api/index.html

If you prefer a book, check out "Head First Java 2e" by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates

Edit: The same idea goes for learning Java EE development. Learning how to set up a web project, what to put in web.xml file, etc will help you too

For Servlet & JSP, check out "Head First Servlet & JSP 2e" by the same authors above.
 
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Tsang,

I will surely try it.
 
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Tsang,

Forgot to mention it, I prefer video tutorials. So if you know any good JEE video tutorials please do suggest.
 
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