My chosen IDE

Last Modified: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:28:44 +0000 ; Created: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:27:58 +0000

I have done mostly Java development. I've used Eclipse historically because it had better performance than NetBeans.

For non-Java development I usually end up using Notepad++.

My latest strivings with C/C++ have found me using NetBeans. I tried the Eclipse CDT (version 8), but it had a lot of bugs and didn't work well with MinGW (I don't like CygWin because of dll headaches). I considered Visual Studio Express and even a licensed Pro edition, but I want to be more careful about writing code that is more cross platform friendly.

NetBeans 7 works great with MinGW. I also like on the Java side how it supports Maven, Git, and SVN built-in. A faster desktop helps too for handling former speed issues.