2 thoughts on “Misha Dmitriev on NetBeans Profiler (JFluid)”

  1. Seriously… it’s rather sad that you have to refrain to petty bickering like that. How about spending less time making odd comments about a competing product, and instead spending that time on bringing Netbeans up to snuff. And believe me, I gave Netbeans 4.0 a shot, I really tried it (mostly because of the upcoming JFluid integration)… but it’s just no match for Eclipse. It’s guzzles memory like mad (without any loaded projects), it isn’t responsive as Eclipse (I have a speedy 1.8 GHz Pentium 4… and Toolbars are always painfully slow to disappear, everything has a lag,…), …
    It doesn’t have any convincing killer features that would make me forget about those problems.
    Eclipse, on the other hand, is a polished professional product… why? Because lots of people spent a lot of times to make critical paths fast… and it shows. Oh… and the Eclipse people actually \*know\* how to build a platform and make it usable for plugin developers; their PDE (PluginDevelopmentEnvironment) takes the pain out of developing products big time… and seriously: there is nothing like that for Netbeans (except for a 4 year old “programming Netbeans” book that was out-of-date when it hit the shelves…).

    Don’t take this as a flame or troll; Netbeans might kick Eclipses and IDEAs ass in the (near?) future and will keep the innovation and competition fresh… but no ones going to try Netbeans if its developers and supporters sound like arrogant know-it-alls. Believe me, behaving in a professional manner will be better than this sillyness (I’m also referring to some of your older postings).

    So… the sermon is over… ;-)

  2. ANT is the reason people move to NetBeans 4. I think JFluid will be the second one.
    > the Eclipse people actually *know* how to build a platform and make it usable for plugin developers.
    I never said Eclipse documentation wad bad. This is actually something very broken in NetBeans.

    If the only things you don’t like about NetBeans are responsiveness and arrogance (lets admit the hotswap Eclipse \*unique\* feature was a good laugh), that’s fine, rather even a good news for NetBeans’ future. See you in May for 4.1!


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