IDE of the week: Netbeans 6.1

Happy Monday morning. After battling with Maven and the Tomcat plugin in Eclipse a bit last week, I have decided to try some alternative IDEs. I’ve heard good things about IntelliJ, and I think the Maven integration in Netbeans is supposed to be good. So, I’ve decided to give each of them a week of use and see if they can beat out Eclipse. This week is Netbeans 6.1. So far, I’ve spent a few minutes installing updates and reading up on the Maven support (you have to install a plugin through the plugin manager). Now that the plugin is installed, it automatically recognizes Maven projects when I check them out, so that is cool. Hopefully I can make it through the week without reverting to Eclipse.

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