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Comment by sdc01
about Eclipse · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

I do not agree that this is a suitable alternative to Dreamweaver. Eclipse's forte is java development whereas Dreamweaver is a wysiwyg website development platform.

In my quest for an alternative, Aptana is about as close as I found. Although, if you can afford it, nothing (that I know of) comes close to Dreamweaver.

Comment by lancer502
about Eclipse · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Eclipse is a lot more useful then NetBeans. The keyboard shortcuts, interface, and plug-ins make Eclipse really good.

However, Eclipse isn't as easy to learn to use as NetBeans

Comment by Muntoo
about Eclipse · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I prefer NetBeans - it's easier to use, much more intuitive, well designed, and constantly maintained.

This is precisely what I love about Eclipse. If it's not user friendly, define your own perspective. Once I realized it had "Open File from Workspace" feature like Sublime (alt+shift+r by default, but I changed it to ctrl+shift+p x2 as that is the same as my sublime setup) and you could autocomplete NetworkEntityObjectManagerFactory by typing N<ctrl+shpace>etEOMF<enter>, I started exploring the market place (Runner is a must have, as is show view -> other -> debug) and it works perfectly for me.

Comment by cb
about Eclipse · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Eclipse is bloated... I like NeatBeans it has support for php and symfony framework.

Comment by sonicflare
about Eclipse · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

It is so bloated peace of software...
It does not scale for multi-core processors.

Comment by ATx
about Eclipse · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Eclipse for PHP Developers is a coding tool for PHP scripts. It is not a WYSIWYG web editor, like Dreamweaver. From looking at screenshots at SourceForge, it doesn't even look like it has any visual web authoring features, much less any WYSIWYG functionality.

Aptana comes integrated with or as a plugin for Eclipse, so it behaves more or less like Eclipse, and is "Free, Open Source and Cross Platform".