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Died waiting for Eclipse to launch

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While browsing through my technical blogroll today, I found a very interesting tidbit called 'Man Dies Waiting for Eclipse to Launch'. In case you miss it, its the second headline followed by a one para description of what really happened. The episode to me seemed extremely bizzare, but there is a shot of it being true. After all truth is stranger than fiction.

Which brings us to the point, even if this never happened (I have no way to confirm it), do you think Eclipse and some other Java IDE's like Netbeans are perhaps too slow and sometimes too painful to configure? I personally don't use IDE's much since I almost constantly work in three or more languages and find a good text editor much more useful, but I have tinkered around with Eclipse and Netbeans and didn't find them too intuitive. What are your opinionn on this? (Both the story and the question)

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WolfCoder Icon

05 September 2007 - 09:31 AM
Dude, Eclipse takes forever to launch compared to JCreator! JCreator just starts and you can hit the code easily, while Eclipse takes forever and all these dialog boxes from it pop up.
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rahulbatra Icon

05 September 2007 - 10:19 PM
Yes, I agree with you here. JCreator is very fast to load. Infact the reason behind this may be the fact that JCreator is natively built on the Windows platform using C++ whereas Eclipse runs on Java thus putting a VM in between abd getting slow. Never got a chance to get the Pro version though, I've always played around with the JCreator LE and it looks pretty neat. :^:
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WolfCoder Icon

06 September 2007 - 10:14 AM
I personally think LE is good enough for pretty much all your JAVA needs. Anything extra you could download separate tools and load them into JCreator.
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arcticfire Icon

06 October 2007 - 11:16 AM
Cuz java is slow as crap. Azureus eats my memory for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That's why I ditched it! But I have to admit, java is a fairly straightforward language compared to c++ for example.

If only php could be used for desktop programming....
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