Eclipse , the lonely candidate?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by sioannou, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sioannou macrumors member

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    My apologies if this is not the correct place to post my question.

    Anyway guys, I am a student in the field of computer science and besides that I am an amateur developer as a hobby. I mainly use java and c++ for my projects and I use to develop small applications for windows and android.

    I know most people here will recommend eclipse for this kind of needs. I know eclipse and I love eclipse. Also I know NetBeans but I dont like it. Do you guys know any alternative IDEs for mac that support Java and C++ ? If it's not possible to get a robust IDE to support both languages , do you know any good IDE that support either C++ or Java?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    IntelliJ IDEA is probably the best Java IDE that I have used. But you pay for it.
     
  3. ThomasLund macrumors newbie

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    IDEA is much better than Eclipse. Community edition is free, got to pay for the full featured version. Worth every $/€ imho

    But its java only, yeh. Xcode is pretty decent for C++ - not used Eclipse for C++, so dont know if one is better than the other

    /Thomas
     
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  5. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    My favourite right now has to be TextMate. I've been using it for Java, C, C++, and soon Ruby.
     
  6. sioannou thread starter macrumors member

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    IDEA seems interesting , but what really is the difference between community edition and the other editions?
     
  7. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Why not just Eclipse?? You say you know and already love it.
     
  8. sioannou thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course I love Eclipse and I do use it a lot , but in my opinion it's not good to depend entirely in one thing :) So i think its always good to try new software .
     

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