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This makes me realize I need to explore M83 more. I was introduced to "Midnight City" by playing Beat Saber, and it became a favorite. The only other song I can recall listening to is "We Own the Sky."
Lately I have been messing with Java. Why? Because it's there! There are several IDEs for Java. I have been wondering which is the best one to use for Java Swing? Currently I am using Eclipse and it seems adequate, although it is NOT Visual Studio. Any ideas?
I always used Eclipse in my last job as it had a good debugger. Sun had an IDE on their Unix workstations, but I did not use it as much. Have tried a few of the ones that Google finds but still prefer eclipse.
I use Eclipse when I use Java. I've heard IntelliJ is more VS-esque but it has issues with how it determines classpath sometimes. I haven't tried it personally. For Eclipse, I think the last time I did Swing stuff I used the WindowBuilder plugin which is nice.
Stay away from NetBeans unless you enjoy your IDE locking up for multiple seconds even on small projects when you, for example, edit the name of a commonly used class. It has really good default plugins but nothing you can't setup in Eclipse, and as mentioned it has bad lag issues in my experience (and one of the worst code-completion tools I've ever seen).
The team I'm on is split between Eclipse and IntelliJ. I prefer Eclipse because we have several similar code repositories and Eclipse will search all of them while I haven't found a way to do that in IntelliJ
I've dabbled with Visual Studio Code and was able to figure out how to have just our main repositories show up in the workspace(or whatever they call it) to be able to search but I'm still more at home with Eclipse.
From my experience debugging issues with teammate's solutions, IntelliJ is sometimes "too smart for its own good." I like Eclipse's minimalist approach since it won't brick a solution on a repo pull. The downside being you need to fully understand how Java handles dependencies.
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