Compare NetBeans vs. Oracle SQL Developer

NetBeans is ranked 2nd in IDE with 2 reviews while Oracle SQL Developer is ranked 1st in IDE with 10 reviews. NetBeans is rated 9.0, while Oracle SQL Developer is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of NetBeans writes "Some of the valuable features are Java development, RCP ​support and support for various other languages". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SQL Developer writes "It tightly integrates with other Oracle products and database features/options". NetBeans is most compared with Oracle SQL Developer and Eclipse Luna, whereas Oracle SQL Developer is most compared with Toad, Eclipse Luna and NetBeans. See our NetBeans vs. Oracle SQL Developer report.
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When you have to develop in Java, this IDE is ideal because it has many plugins that make your life easier... For example, when working with Hibernate or with JPA, creating entities is very easy through a graphical interface.The learning curve is easy and fast because the interface is simple and intuitive, enabling us to easily train developers who are not expert in metrics.

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I like it because it's very similar in output to SQL *Plus, and it has many convenience features that make it easier to read the data and use the basic reporting features it provides.It's easy to deploy, I can copy it onto the system and run it without having to install it and this makes it a very good solution for quick use.You can install it on every platform. It just works. The other thing is that it's free. And Oracle is committed to the development of the tool, so it has been improving.I have a lot of flexibility with it.The newer version has a lot of new features. It generates output and scripts for your Ultrix. It can generate JSON, XML, etc.You do not have to install it, just dump it on the OS, then use it.

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I would like there to be better integration with Git, as there are IDEs such as Eclipse that offer this integration in a much more elegant way than NetBeans.

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I think it would be great to have an overview over the sessions it opens so that we could easily see and control which connections to the database we want to keep open, which ones are hanging; and it would be great to make them independent from each other.Scalability has room for improvement. Often if you have to do a heavy load of queries or are getting large result sets you have to be careful not to overload the Java virtual machine that's running.There is room for improvement in the Real Time SQL Monitoring.It's more stable sometimes and less stable other times. I have used it in Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's variable, it's not the same stability. I think that can be improved on.I would like it to support background processes better.If they had something on the Web then you wouldn't need to install it, just query, like Enterprise Manager.The competing products have more features.The stability depends on what version you're using. There are more successful versions and are less successful versions. For example, 17.3 is less successful. There were many bugs. Now, we are trying to pull all the developers to upgrade to 17.4.

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It has the advantage that it's free. The next best competitor would cost several thousand dollars.It is basically free.

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NetBeans IDE. The Smarter and Faster Way to Code. Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database in both traditional and Cloud deployments. SQL Developer offers complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.

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Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm11%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider9%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetBeans vs. Oracle SQL Developer and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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