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Subject: Re: PhpStorm License Renewal
From: Paladin <arlen.wal...@gmail.com>
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A lot depends on your taste, and for that matter, what hardware/os
you're running on.
Personal opinion, Aptana and PHPStorm are miles ahead of NetBeans. but
I'll admit that has much to do with the fact I was running NetBeans on
a 2GB system, and java in general, and NetBeans in particular seems to
be quite the memory hog. I found NB to be slow, and occasionally the
heap would crap out and it would become completely unresponsive. I had
to watch the heap levels and manually trigger garbage collection to
avoid that fate.
Aptana is pretty much a copy of Eclipse, and Eclipse I found to be
more stable, but for some reason a little more delicate as well. I had
to reinstall it several times to correct something that had gone
wrong. Perhaps what went wrong was my fault, no idea since I never
could figure out what it was. Eventually I ran completely out of
patience with Eclipse.
I found PHPStorm to be better in both areas, but that may also be
because the license granted me to use it was restrictive enough to
prevent me from using it in the majority of the projects I worked on
during that period. (The license grants you the right to essentially
do direct-to-Joomla development on it, but not the right to use it for
any profit-making activity, so the only time I could use it was when I
was writing directly for an OS project, not while developing a paying
client's code.) The limited usage may have biased my results.
As a general rule, JetBrains does good work, and the only thing I have
against them is that everything is java-based, hence bloated. But
then, Aptana, Eclipse, and NetBeans are also java-based, so it's not a
Your choice of IDE depends on your personal taste in editors along
with whatever additional tools (maven, Phing, mylyn, etc.) you like to
use. I think the idea of an objectively best one is nonsensical;
context is everything.
On May 23, 4:07=A0am, Roozbeh Baabakaan <roozbeh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi !
> which one is better ?
> 1. *NetBeans*
> 2. *Aptana*