I would recommend jGRASP. it is very easy to use, and it does not have the auto-complete feature of Eclipse. it does have features that make numbering the lines of code easy, as well as indentation. I have tried Eclipse, but left it for jGRASP. hope this helps.
Netbeans is the best IDE for Java. It have all tools and documents, and you don't worry how to work together.
Eclipse is very simple and faster than Netbeans but if u r newbie, it's so difficult to configure and add the documents to the IDE.
I use both but I prefer Netbeans...
I have had very bad experiences with eclipse and I'm not exactly an IDE noob, I just tend to use better software like Visual Studio or QT Creator. I almost want to smack the guy who made the intellisense for Eclipse with a stack of Visual C++ books.
There has been many a time I wanted to do something with Java and have been turned away from it by a poor IDE.
FWIW I've used Eclipse for quite a few years now and am very happy with it. If I need something that's not in the basic package then there's bound to be a plugin for it. There's a bit of a learning curve over how files in the IDE relate to the OS file system when setting up a project, but once you get that it's easy.
I know this was said before but it bears repeating: if you're serious about this have a look at job ads in your preferred area and see which IDEs are most commonly listed in the skills pre-requisites. You'll probably see Eclipse and NetBeans (in that order).
ps: In IBM sites there's a strong push to use SWT rather than Swing for Windows GUIs. SWT vs Swing is outside the scope of this thread, but if SWT is important to you then Eclipse is the natural and obvious choice.
Eclipse is a memory monster if you use a lot of hefty plugins, heck even without plugins...
I'm looking at just under 200Meg right now with a pretty large project in play (excluding the project's own run-time memory requirements, obviously). You can do serious development with Eclipse in a 1Gig machine under Win 7.
I've found CPU speed to be far more limiting of Eclipse performance than memory is.
I certainly echo the need for a decent source control system.
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