Monday, October 15, 2018

Re: Preferred IDE

I honestly have no idea what Netbeans is capable of; I know there's a GWT plugin (no idea what it does) but IIRC it's no longer maintained.
Fwiw, I'm personally OK with no JSNI or UiBinder editing support, and debugging from the browser's dev tools, and always prefer running tasks from the build tool (Maven or Gradle), so that wouldn't rule out Netbeans for me (even VS Code could be OK).
My personal preference is IntelliJ IDEA though (and the free Community edition fits my needs)

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 9:48:40 PM UTC+2, subroutines wrote:
Is it safe to say, that Netbeans is out of the picture?

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:57:43 AM UTC-5, Thomas Broyer wrote:
I think it depends a lot on what you expect from your IDE and whether you're spending money or not.

If you're ok launching GWT DevMode "manually" (through Maven, Ant or Gradle, or creating your IDE launch configuration by hand), and debugging your code in the browser (rather than the IDE), then any IDE would work.

If you don't care about JSNI syntax highlighting and autocompletion, then any Java IDE could work (including, e.g., IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition). You should avoid JSNI nowadays anyway, but might still have some in existing projects.
Similarly if you don't care about a UiBinder-specific editor (any XML editor would work then).

Otherwise, you won't have many choices to begin with: the free Eclipse + GWT Plugin, or the paid IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition.

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