If i have to give a short description about my skill set, i would say i am PHP developer. I have been coding in PHP for the past 4 years and its been an year and half that i have been using CodeIgniter. I loved it! I wanted to try something new, something that i haven't tried at all. I chose to wander a lil bit inside the java development. I am interested in learning Java desktop & web app development. I did a bit of a research, and am like WTF!! Now i know Java is multi-platform supporting lang unlike PHP.
I would like to from the two which one do you suggest? Eclipse OR NetBeans I found tons of tutorials for both and am confused which one is better and effecient.
Is their any easy to use java framework out there like CodeIgniter? I came an ocean of options. I know linkedin is developed on Play! framework and if you have may have noticed there are runtime logical errors in linkedin. I wanted to something other than Play!. Wat do you guys think about Spring MVC?
Is Java Web application development and Desktop App development totally different from the each other? I mean the programming part?
Thanks in advance! :D