Kumar Manish wrote:
Mike Isano wrote:Eclipse has got to be one of worst IDE's out there. But it was the best java had early on and free so it made a foothold.
care to give reasons or was that a rhetoric ?
Eclipse will spread out the same configuration in separate branches of the menu. If you want to change your colors and fonts you have to configure it in 3 different menu paths for the same code editor window.
Lets say you're set up to use java 1.4 and want to use java 5. You have to configure in several locations, all in different branches of the menu. Then you have to set your JSP engine separately again with an xml file. But don't forget you have to go online to find the arcane string that represents Java 5. (the string is "15").
Eclipse itself is poorly thought out as if 1000 different people were working on it. It is not intuitive to use. It's built as a general purpose framework. The problem with going too general is you start to lose all form as you become more and more general.
Now days I use Visual Studio for everything.