Java-Gaming.org    
Featured games (81)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (495)
Games in Android Showcase (114)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (563)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
 
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  LWJGL and an IDE  (Read 2257 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline codem2

Junior Newbie





« Posted 2011-12-13 16:55:02 »

I'm new to Java so I am looking at various tools. I tried LWJGL with Netbeans and it seems pretty straightforward. Is there any benefit to using it with Eclipse? Is there a preferred IDE for game developers for any reason whatsoever, or is it really just personal preference? Any other tips are welcome.
Offline ra4king

JGO Kernel


Medals: 345
Projects: 3
Exp: 5 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-12-13 17:10:04 »

Eclipse is just a lot prettier and nicer Smiley

But it's really just a matter of taste. Check out my thread that started a nerd war Smiley.

Offline impaler

Senior Newbie





« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-12-13 17:10:40 »

There are differences between them but I wouldn't be able to say what to pick, as from a game developer's perspective, there are no real benefits (that I know of) to pick one over the other.

Each IDE (eclipse, netbeans, intelliJ) has its strengths and weaknesses and I think it is a matter of style and preference. I use eclipse. I have tried the other 2 as well and they all felt awkward but that is because I haven't invested enough time to become fluent in them. I use the keyboard a lot and although there are tons of cheat-sheets out there, I felt that eclipse is the most intuitive one for me as it was the first one I used.

This is probably the same message you will get from the other camps (Netbeans and IntelliJ users) too.

I have picked eclipse because I did a lot of enterprise software and eclipse had really nice plug-ins to help me with that (eclipse, maven, hibernate, servers, sql, etc). I don't think that this is the case for game development as it is more code than other stuff so you're safe with anything that has good code completion and refactoring features.

Good luck!
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline Cero
« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-12-13 17:33:28 »

Is there any benefit to using it with Eclipse

not "really".
just use what you like, you can still switch later

Offline theagentd
« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-12-13 18:11:11 »

I had performance problems with Netbeans, including insane CPU usage and memory leaks. It worked flawlessly for several years though, so I might have just f*cked something up myself. I'm on Eclipse now though.

Myomyomyo.
Offline Fokusas

Senior Member


Medals: 3
Projects: 1



« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-12-14 08:10:55 »

I had performance problems with Netbeans, including insane CPU usage and memory leaks. It worked flawlessly for several years though, so I might have just f*cked something up myself. I'm on Eclipse now though.
I too experienced some strange CPU and memory usage using NetBeans. I mostly use eclipse unless I need to make some fancy GUI using swing Cheesy then I use NetBeans
Offline pitbuller
« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-12-14 08:47:37 »

Eclipse has better android support.
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
 
 
You cannot reply to this message, because it is very, very old.

 

Add your game by posting it in the WIP section,
or publish it in Showcase.

The first screenshot will be displayed as a thumbnail.

BurntPizza (11 views)
2014-09-19 03:14:18

Dwinin (29 views)
2014-09-12 09:08:26

Norakomi (57 views)
2014-09-10 13:57:51

TehJavaDev (79 views)
2014-09-10 06:39:09

Tekkerue (40 views)
2014-09-09 02:24:56

mitcheeb (62 views)
2014-09-08 06:06:29

BurntPizza (45 views)
2014-09-07 01:13:42

Longarmx (30 views)
2014-09-07 01:12:14

Longarmx (36 views)
2014-09-07 01:11:22

Longarmx (36 views)
2014-09-07 01:10:19
List of Learning Resources
by Longor1996
2014-08-16 10:40:00

List of Learning Resources
by SilverTiger
2014-08-05 19:33:27

Resources for WIP games
by CogWheelz
2014-08-01 16:20:17

Resources for WIP games
by CogWheelz
2014-08-01 16:19:50

List of Learning Resources
by SilverTiger
2014-07-31 16:29:50

List of Learning Resources
by SilverTiger
2014-07-31 16:26:06

List of Learning Resources
by SilverTiger
2014-07-31 11:54:12

HotSpot Options
by dleskov
2014-07-08 01:59:08
java-gaming.org is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑gaming.org
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!