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Java programming on Macbook Pro OSX, Netbeans + Eclipse slow when using swing components  RSS feed

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Hi there,

Since a couple of weeks I am starting to program in Java. I am using a Macbook Pro late 2013 (i5, 8gb ram) for this. I have used Netbeans and Eclipse to program. They both work very good when just writing simple code. However when I start to use swing components (Jframe, JPane, etc) and start using the design view of Netbeans or Windowbuilder in Eclipse everything starts to become slow as hell. When going back to the code and scrolling trough it, it just stutters and is very very slow. At the moment I am also following a training and when we need to do exercises on Swing I am always behind the rest of the group just because of the fact that the software just does not respond the way it should... Can anybody help me get better performance ?

I didn't know where to ask this question on the forum. If this in not the right place, please replace it in the correct subforum.

Thanks in advance.
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My guess is you are low on RAM. You can check this in the activity monitor. If this is the case, close everything you aren't actually using. Also, make sure you don't have both Eclipse and netBeans open at once!
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