That's exactly what I think! JDeveloper has some great features (like creating sequence diagram while debugging), but is buggy (or was when I was using it, some time ago). If only this great features could be integrated inte Netbeans...

Posted by Pawel Stawicki on January 27, 2010 at 04:37 PM CET #


Oracle is ready to kill JDeveloper ? IMHO no.

Posted by Dyego Souza do Carmo on January 27, 2010 at 07:37 PM CET #


not killing - merging in long term would be nice...



Posted by Adam Bien on January 27, 2010 at 11:13 PM CET #

jdev could well be an excellent specialized tool for integration with Oracle products, but the platform UI and common tools look quite dated when compared with NetBeans, it could really benefit from being rethought on the NetBeans RCP platform and maybe work better on Mac OS X

Posted by magomarcelo on January 27, 2010 at 11:41 PM CET #

See Toni Epple's screen capture of the "Sun + Oracle Strategy Update" slide about NetBeans, JDeveloper, and Eclipse:

Posted by Kevin Farnham on January 28, 2010 at 08:22 AM CET #

I remember some Oracle Consultants using Netbeans and not JDeveloper because JDeveloper was so unstable.

Posted by RB on January 28, 2010 at 04:04 PM CET #

Although JDeveloper has some great features it is nearly unusable because of its slowness. Personally, I prefer a more "lightweight" IDE with better performance.

Posted by mrico on February 03, 2010 at 03:14 PM CET #

Netbeans not for JEE?

Looks like future of Netbeans is not so bright: "Oracle will invest in the NetBeans IDE and community, but that investment will make it the best IDE for Java Standard Edition, scripting languages, mobile, JavaFX, and Solaris - according to Oracle. Oracle's premier JDeveloper IDE will be reserved for building Oracle's enterprise applications using Java." (

Posted by Pawel Stawicki on February 03, 2010 at 05:05 PM CET #

It took me 1 month to develop a JEE application in Jdeveloper using MySQL.
With netbeans i am still trying to find out what is going on with stateless and statefull EJBs using JSF/JSP forms. Netbeans is excellent for Java SE but not for large web EE apps.

Posted by nick on February 12, 2010 at 01:21 AM CET #

I think only a big user base can make a good IDE.

Posted by Pablo on September 22, 2010 at 06:05 PM CEST #

If I can choose the IDE I would only develop with Jdeveloper (5 years using it) . It is much better than Eclipse and Netbeans (and I've worked a lot with them).

The only drawback is the speed of adopting the latest technologies into the IDE. You could do it manually but wizards help a lot.

The best feature, to me, is the ALL in ONE (from simple projects to very large projects,you have an integrated server, you can profile your app customize the editor(black background, etc).

Posted by Makoto Nagano on December 08, 2011 at 09:26 PM CET #

are you kidding me? Jdev has great features such as drag and drop of data controls which saves you a lot of time in creating forms, tables, etc. ADF has a lot great components and not even start with ADF Mobile where you can deploy to android or iOS; SOA; chat options; and way more capabilities than netbeans, plus jdev12c is out of reach from other IDEs

Posted by Diego on December 19, 2013 at 08:36 AM CET #

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