Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Netbeans Getting More Popular

Have you been to a conference where some presenter asks to see a show of hands of how many people use Eclipse vs. Netbeans vs. IntelliJ vs. VI?

I have and the result is almost always the same. Hundreds of Eclipse users raise their hand and VI/Netbeans are at 4 or 5 people apiece.

Good news for Netbeans though. From my seat at JAX India the other day, I saw about 10 Netbeans users raise their hand (including 3 Sun Employees). So we are seeing an improvement there. The Eclipse count was still in the hundreds.

You have to give credit to the Netbeans evangelists (and EclipseZone) though for creating the illusion that the Eclipse-Netbeans competition is a dead heat.

9 comments:

John Arthorne said...

Wow, a show of hands at an Eclipse conference - that's all the scientific evidence I need ;)

Eugene Kuleshov said...

He he. It is really smart to collect your stats at Eclipse conferences. I bet we had quite opposite numbers if someone asked same question at NetBeans data at the JavaOne. :-)

Wassim Melhem said...

Also, 100% of the developers who work in my hallway are Eclipse users :)

Btw, JAX India is only 1/3 Eclipse content.

richard achmatowicz said...

Ever try to use Eclipse on Linux? Even such a basic function such as printing is broken. That's unsatisfactory.

Roman Strobl said...

NetBeans is getting more popular. Writing blog entries such as this one won't prevent this from happening!

Resistance is futile! :)

AlBlue said...

If you're going to link EclipseZone, at least do it with the right link.

Mohamed Mansour said...

Pfft, Wow, let me try netbeans to see how cool it is. Thanks for the advertisement :p

Tomasini said...

The NetBeans-project has a new homepage by the way.

http://www.javalobby.org
http://www.javalobby.org/java/forums/t97125.html

Iain said...

Bleh. Wassim I know you're only joking... or... are you? :-p "how dare EclipseZone show NetBeans ads" etc

Chill out dude. Java community is much the better for having the competition. Keep focusing on making Eclipse even greater and let NetBeans take care of itself. Or (perish the thought) see what you can learn from them...