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"It is very extensible and uses resources optimally.""Eclipse's auto-code suggestion feature makes programming very easy and fast.""It works like a one-stop shop for all of our application development requirements."

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"The learning curve is easy and fast because the interface is simple and intuitive, enabling us to easily train developers who are not expert in metrics.""Large scale of projects, templates, and coding support.""C++ 11 support (for a long time)""It comes out of package fully-loaded with a lot of great features for web development.""When you have to develop in Java, this IDE is ideal because it has many plugins that make your life easier... For example, when working with Hibernate or with JPA, creating entities is very easy through a graphical interface.""One of the most important features is that Apache Maven supports it.""Server Support""It is easy to deploy, manage servers, and ORMS resources."

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"I would like to see it extend native support for functional languages like Scala.""The development of the product needs improvement.""Eclipse can sometimes be a plugin nightmare. Various plugins require different versions of the same plugin running for different reasons."

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"One of main areas that the tool can improve is performance.""Background scanning of sources on demand, disallowed by Options (processor usage, build cannot be deleted by the old version build).""The debugging mechanize could be improved compared to IntelliJ, for example.""t is a very heavy load on the computer, especially when you compare with Sublime Text Limited plugins and themes.""Debugging: Watches, Evaluate Expression, and data inspection are limited.""I would like there to be better integration with Git, as there are IDEs such as Eclipse that offer this integration in a much more elegant way than NetBeans.""There are always rooms for improvement for any product. The good thing with NetBeans is that since it is Open Source, you can just go ahead and contribute whatever you want to change yourself."

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  • "NetBeans is free and open source."
  • "I am sad that CLion is not free. Currently, it has no support for Linux makefiles, only cmake, and this is a big mess."
  • "It is an open source and free tool, with no changes, and the licensing allows me even to change source code, if I need."
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    Top Answer:Eclipse's auto-code suggestion feature makes programming very easy and fast.
    Top Answer:It is available free of cost on the Eclipse website. Anyone can download from there as per their needs. There are different versions available for different languages.
    Top Answer:The only improvement I need in Eclipse is it consumes a lot of RAM, which makes my PC slow. If the Eclipse team can solve this issue, it would be very impactful for us (Developers). Also, opening a… more »
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    Eclipse Luna includes official support for Java 8 in the Java development tools, Plug-in Development Tools, Object Teams, Eclipse Communication Framework, Maven integration, Xtext, Xtend, Web Tools Platform, and Memory Analyzer. The Eclipse workbench provides a new dark theme, split editors, line numbers on by default, reduced whitespace in default presentation, ability to hide the "quick access" bar and fitting syntax highlighter setting for the editor of several programming languages. Paho provides open source implementations of open and standard messaging protocols that support current and emerging requirements of M2M integration with Web and Enterprise middleware and applications. EcoreTools, the graphical modeler for Ecore, has been completely re-implemented based on Sirius and provides a nicer graphical design, support for documenting your model, specifying domain constraints and modeling Generic Types. It provides a standalone C/C++ debugger application that is added to the CDT to help debug an application via the command line and have an Eclipse UI debugger pop up.
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    Eclipse Luna is ranked 5th in IDE with 3 reviews while NetBeans is ranked 6th in IDE. Eclipse Luna is rated 8.6, while NetBeans is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Eclipse Luna writes "Good plugins and helpful templates with a useful auto-code suggestion feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetBeans writes "No additional configuration is needed, just checkout projects from the VCS server and open it". Eclipse Luna is most compared with Oracle SQL Developer, whereas NetBeans is most compared with Replit, Codeium , Codespaces, SonarLint and Oracle SQL Developer.

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