I just couldn't believe the Amateur's Coding Post about Google Trends result and played around with this tool. Regardles which parameters I used - Eclipse became less and less interesting - and Netbeans the opposite. Both lines were crossed at the end of 2007. It's really surprising - the popularity of Netbeans seems to increase, and of Eclipse to decrease. I tried with Netbeans IDE as first parameter, and Eclipse IDE as first - but the result was in both cases the same - Netbeans is more popular regarding to Google Trends! The comparison between IntelliJ and Netbeans was even more surprising.
However the result could also mean: Eclipse has fewer bugs, than Netbeans - so developers do not have to search for it :-).
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