Google Trends - Seems Like Netbeans IDE became As Popular As Eclipse IDE

Netbeans 6.5 is out. I just repeated the experiment and compared Eclipse IDE and Netbeans IDE using Google Trends. Regarding to the result it seems like Netbeans IDE became as popular as Eclipse IDE. It is just a statistic, but the situation has improved significantly for Netbeans IDE since the last measurement again. However, don't take it too seriously - the last post about this comparison caused 19 comments :-).

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Just add textmate to the comparison ... amazing: TextMate is even more popular then eclipse and netbeans ... does that mean OS X is the most popular development platform? :-)

Posted by Jonas on December 15, 2008 at 12:32 PM CET #

Hm, Stephen Colebourne's whiteboard votes show that even IntelliJ is in front of Netbeans.

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Posted by Nick on December 15, 2008 at 02:12 PM CET #

I use my own private build of netbeans called "pizza". Its by far the trendiest ide out there.

Posted by mbien on December 15, 2008 at 02:29 PM CET #

Just add Vim and Emacs. Boy is Emacs dropping like a stone... I think the only fact to learn from this exercise is that numbers can swing any vote...

Posted by Alwyn on December 15, 2008 at 02:39 PM CET #


Homework for you: just try os x vs. vista :-)

Posted by Adam Bien on December 15, 2008 at 04:48 PM CET #


can I get a copy of Pizza? I would like the "personal compiled edition". Homework for you: install Opensolaris on your box. NB looks really nice on it (very like nimbus),



Posted by Adam Bien on December 15, 2008 at 04:49 PM CET #

sorry, my pizza (with beans) has out of the box copy protection.

Posted by mbien on December 15, 2008 at 07:40 PM CET #

regarding nimbus, pizza uses nimbus too ;) even if its funny pizza does really exist - it started as a experiment and since it worked from the beginning i left it like it is. (renaming all the layers is actually lot of work...)

Posted by mbien on December 15, 2008 at 07:54 PM CET #

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