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From "Mark H. Wood" <mw...@IUPUI.Edu>
Subject Re: Trying to understand how maven finds source
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:32:11 GMT
On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:34:39PM -0400, Ron Wheeler wrote:
> Eclipse/STS from the Spring guys (VMWare now) is an Eclipse IDE with all 
> of the plug-ins that you need to develop Java (and more).
> 
> We started with pure Eclipse but spent so much time fixing up the 
> plug-ins with each new version that it affected our productivity.
> Once we found the Spring Tool Suite (Eclipse with all the "right" 
> plug-ins) we were in good shape - 1 download and we were back up and 
> coding in a few minutes.
> 
> I have never used NetBeans so I have no comment about how it helps with 
> the original problem(source code location).

NetBeans helps quite a lot.  I've been shamefully spoiled by it and
tend to use it even just to browse code when I have no intent to
develop it.  I've used Eclipse (not STS though) and was happy to see
the back of it after losing too much time to plugins-disease.

I hear that IntelliJ is good with Maven projects too.

-- 
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
Machines should not be friendly.  Machines should be obedient.

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