Originally posted by John Smith:
I figure anything has to be better than netbeans, their 4.0beta2 release throws exceptions like crazy yet whatever you expected to happen (eg. open a file or somthing) still happens ... reminds me of windows
Strange...I would strongly recommend Netbeans. I had problems (exceptions) with 4.0 beta1 but since beta2 it runs much smoother. Of course a lot of factors could make a difference. In fact for Java development I would choose Netbeans any day of the week before any other tool (read IDE).
(And we are talking about the beta release not the "finished" product)
When working with Eclipse I had a lot of problems with their clearcase integration, which left a sour taste in my mouth. This was some time ago so the problems may have been solved in later releases.
By the way the editor in Netbeans is really, really good...