How many people use NetBeans?



  • Pycharm, here.



  • @qyloxe I’m trying out VSCode now as I am beginning to hate the NetBeans startup lag and lack of support for STYL.

    I find the intellisense when using JS (not TS) worse than NetBeans (it gives prompts for lots of useless stuff in the dropdown menu), I hate the auto tag closing (which sometimes screws up my code) and I’m not used to the git interface (it doesn’t popup a commit box, and also I can’t figure out how to find a place where I can view the entire history tree of the repo). And the outline box doesn’t work for my JS files (unlike the navigator in NetBeans).

    @jraez well that’s kinda basically WebStorm as well like @dobbel. WebStorm’s sibling.



  • @walfin said in How many people use NetBeans?:

    @qyloxe I’m trying out VSCode now as I am beginning to hate the NetBeans startup lag and lack of support for STYL.

    I find the intellisense when using JS (not TS) worse than NetBeans (it gives prompts for lots of useless stuff in the dropdown menu), I hate the auto tag closing (which sometimes screws up my code) and I’m not used to the git interface (it doesn’t popup a commit box, and also I can’t figure out how to find a place where I can view the entire history tree of the repo). And the outline box doesn’t work for my JS files (unlike the navigator in NetBeans).

    yep, most of the problems you mention are a matter of configuration/proper extension/ssd drive 🙂 For example this extension gives nice git graphs:
    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=mhutchie.git-graph
    There are tons of extensions so as we can see in this topic - everybody likes something slightly else. I would hate a world, where everyone had to live and work the same way.



  • @qyloxe nice, love the git graph extension.



  • @dobbel I’m now trying out PHPStorm EAP.



  • I used it many, many moons ago.

    Scott



  • I am loving IntelliJ’s debugging which just works out of the box with 0 config, not like VSCode & NetBeans! And debugging on both client and server side at the same time!

    The code completion (for plain JS, not TypeScript) is better than both VSCode & NetBeans too.



  • Another thing I’m loving is that they have a setting for colour-vision deficient folks like me!

    I never saw that before!



  • @walfin Really JS debugging works flawless now in Webstorm/IntelliJ/ect ? That’s awesome. I used to have a LOT of troubles getting debugging to work in ALL previous versions. You use the latest 2020 version I suppose with Chrome Debug extension and then just ‘run’ Debug and it works?



  • @dobbel I used the latest EAP for IntelliJ Ultimate (why limit myself to PHPStorm when I can have everything for free :P)

    I added chrome debug extension (all I needed to do was right click the icon and click Inspect in IDEA with IDEA running, and my breakpoints worked) and also xdebug helper (all I needed to do was left click on the icon and click Debug, then click Run->Start Listening for PHP Debug connections - it auto-detected the corresponding file in my project which was symlinked into my localhost Apache www root when it hit the breakpoint). I’m not sure about node.js server side debugging though (my APIs are developed in PHP as I use shared hosting). I’ll probably try debugging electron next. Cordova debugging in IDEA doesn’t seem possible yet, though (hope someone will come up with a guide for that).


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