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Should I change from Eclipse to Netbeans just because of the profiler ...

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jfelrod1960
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I currently use Eclipse for Java development, but at this point I need to focus on performance. I'm interested in the Netbeans profiler, but I wonder if I should change to Netbeans just to use the profiler? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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linuxhippy
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Why not simply use netbeans for profiling?

mthornton
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Setting up and subsequently maintaining the NetBeans project to allow profiling takes time on a project of any complexity. If you only do it for profiling, the profiling tends not to happen.

linuxhippy
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> Setting up and subsequently maintaining the NetBeans
> project to allow profiling takes time on a project of
> any complexity. If you only do it for profiling, the
> profiling tends not to happen.

What? I use netbeans weekly for profiling my Eclipse-projects and its not more than starting the program from Eclipse with a simple JVM-Parameter. I even profile projects which constist of up to six sub-projects and it works flawless :-)

lg Clemens

mthornton
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I use IntelliJ IDEA. The last time I tried to use NetBeans for profiling I had to reconstruct the project in NetBeans and rebuild it before the profiler would function at all. The profiler would not work with any custom entries in the NetBeans project. Hopefully this has been fixed, but the experience has not made me enthusiastic to try it again.
The version used was 5.0.

linuxhippy
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> I use IntelliJ IDEA. The last time I tried to use
> NetBeans for profiling I had to reconstruct the
> project in NetBeans and rebuild it before the
> profiler would function at all. The profiler would
> not work with any custom entries in the NetBeans
> project. Hopefully this has been fixed, but the
> experience has not made me enthusiastic to try it
> again.
> The version used was 5.0.

Well I think you did not choose "Global attach" in the profiler settings panel - which also confused me quite often. If you would like to profile external projects, you have to choose "Global attach", otherwise it only works for netbeans projects.

lg Clemens

jwenting
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you could.
You could also find yourself another profiler that works within Eclipse.
You could also find yourself using different tools for different purposes instead of wanting a single monolithic monstrosity that claims to do it all.

jfelrod1960
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I looked at some other "free" profilers for eclipse.

http://eclipsecolorer.sourceforge.net/index_profiler.html

Has anyone worked with this?