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Hi,

Im trying to choose the best IDE for my new development. I want to build a state to art code +++, in other words make my best of the code I already developed in past years. I m going to refactor it, in the most optimize and smart possible way.

I am using Netbeans at the moment, but it is not what I think is more convenient for me for time to come, it is easier and quicker for interfaces and it also contains plenty of plugins already when it is installed, but it creates a lot of rubbish code.

Now Im choosing the best version of Eclipse, it looks like Java EE IDE is the best match, it already contains most of the packages I will need. I see that there are several versions(June, Luna, Keppler)

Could someone comment the differences between them?

What my app needs to do is: Using remoting services like EJB (controlling remoting devices like cameras), Mobile integration with web app(A web app is used for in data in a DB and from the mobile app it is manipulated), Build reports using for example BIRT and build stats using any tool, which I still dont know. Both app are for high transactional use, around 100.000 users.

Any advice, please?

Regards,
Isaac
 
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Without a doubt, I would recommend you to try out IntelliJ Community Edition. I made the switch from Eclipse to IntelliJ and never turned back! I love it!
 
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The most popular IDEs in the Java ecosystem are Eclipse and IntelliJ. The choice is very personal. Both are almost neck to neck from a feature. You might want to try both of them out.
 
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I had been a long time, and happy, user of Eclipse up until about 2 years ago when I decided to try out IntelliJ as an experiment. I now use IntelliJ full time.

There are lots of really nice things about IntelliJ that I like over Eclipse, but if I were to pick one highlight I'd say that the refactor tools are far superior. While on paper they look fairly similar, the actual automated refactorings are much more comprehensive with IntelliJ over Eclipse.

But the only way for you to decide is to try them both out and see which one you prefer.
 
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I'm not sure if my experiences are representative, but I HATE HATE HATE Eclipse. I find that the plugins are buggy and difficult to set up, and the overall usage is not very pleasant. I very much prefer NetBeans, although I haven't really given IntelliJ a good try.
 
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This is really a question of opinion. I hope you're not looking for an objective answer about which one is the absolute best IDE, because there is no objective answer.

Isaac Ferguson wrote:Now Im choosing the best version of Eclipse, it looks like Java EE IDE is the best match, it already contains most of the packages I will need. I see that there are several versions(June, Luna, Keppler)


These are just different versions of Eclipse. If you're going to use Eclipse, use the newest. I think the versions are in alphabetical order, Juno, Kepler, Luna - so Luna is the newest.

I've used Eclipse for a long time. However, about 2 years ago I had a job at a company where most people were using IntelliJ, so I tried it out. And now I don't want anything else than IntelliJ, I like it much better than Eclipse.

There's a free Community Edition of IntelliJ, and an Ultimate Edition with more features that costs money.
 
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