In This Corner Stands Netbeans
In this episode of the TPM podcast show Logan Lehman, a Geospatial Software Engineer, explains that net NetBeans is the king of hill for enterprise Java development. Visual Studio is slick (although he can do without intellisense) but doesn’t support Java development very well and Eclipse just doesn’t have the coherent official support behind it that business developers need. Logan talks about how choosing the right IDE depends largely on the type of apps, or platforms, you are working on. Use xcode for iOS and Eclipse for Android.
Be careful when using these big IDEs, they have so much automation that you sometimes don’t know what is really happening and worse, they make it harder to innovate. When everything is just handed to you on a platter why figure out how to do it a little better yourself?