NetBeans vs. Spyder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetBeans
Score 7.8 out of 10
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NetBeans is a free and open source platform and integrated development environment (IDE).N/A
Spyder
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Spyder is a scientific environment for Python, built for scientists, engineers and data analysts. It combines advanced editing, analysis, debugging, and profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and visualization capabilities similar to a scientific package. Spyder is sponsored by open source supporters QuanSight, and NumFOCUS, as well as individual donors.N/A
Pricing
NetBeansSpyder
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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NetBeansSpyder
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
NetBeansSpyder
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(22 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.3
(7 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetBeansSpyder
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
NetBeans is extremely user friendly and easy to start developing complex applications. Adding and configuring external libraries is much simpler than in Eclipse. It is highly cost effective and most of the latest framework based libraries required are automatically downloaded to the projects. The overall tool is also light weight and consumes less memory as compared to other competitor tools.
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Open Source
Spyder is an open-source Python IDE designed for the movement of data science work. Spyder comes with an Anaconda package manager distribution, so depending on your setup you may have installed it on your machine.
Spyder includes most of the "standard IDE" features you can expect, such as a strong syntax code editor, Python code rendering, and an integrated text browser.
Spyder is used when we want to develop a code that is useful and able to explore proper documentation of the code that has been written. We use Spyder to perform data-related operations like filtration, cleaning, and enhancing the data qualities. There some cases where it is less appropriate like working in an environment, creating dashboards of data visualizations and plots.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Debugging - Save time hunting down errors by stepping through the code to find the root of a problem.
  • Refactoring - Easily rename classes and variables or make other structural changes using built-in refactoring tools.
  • Service management - NetBeans integrates seamlessly with web application servers like Tomcat and GlassFish.
  • Source control - Works well with Git and other version control tools.
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Open Source
  • Debugging of your existing code
  • Generates figures very quickly as part of a figures tab which lets users understand results quickly
  • Different layouts are available for the software which will give the users freedom to decide what layout works best for them
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Cons
Open Source
  • NetBeans [should] work smoothly with systems having less RAM. Systems with less RAM face trouble with NetBeans.
  • File open history also requires improvement. Once NetBeans is restarted, all files are closed automatically and there is no shortcut to open last opened files.
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Open Source
  • Colors in code format
  • Add a broadcast to share the project with friends
  • Contains more than one important language such as Python
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Usability
Open Source
Netbeans enhances my coding work, shows me where I have errors and helps find variable instances. I would be lost without find/replace in projects functionality as I use projects as templates for new projects. Occasionally the code hints aggravate me, but I understand that it is actually making me a better coder, working to get the 'green light' of a clean file with no errors or clumsy code.
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Open Source
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Support Rating
Open Source
NetBeans has a very strong user community. We can find solutions here for almost all the problems we face. In addition, we can forward NetBeans Support teams the problems we cannot solve. We can get quick feedback from the support teams, but I generally try to solve my problems by following the forums.
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Open Source
Most of data scientists or data engineers are either using ec2 on the cloud or Atom or PyCharm locally. It is a bit hard to find people who are still using Spyder and have the sight of the IDE and can help you to answer your question.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
It works very smoothly as compared to other tools . The problem of restarting and reimporting the projects is not in the netbeans IDE . The front end development features are good . Netbeans connector is one of the best thing which enables us to deeply integrate netbeans IDE with google chrome browser
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Open Source
It is not fair to say that Spyder takes upward from all these IDE's, but likewise Jupyter Notebook is also useful for the Python programming purpose. But as the visual studio it is more suitable and also helps in collaboration work, but Spyder has the limitations working with git and other stuff.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • By working on Netbeans I just learned one more tool and can teach others about it. One should learn every tool so that it might help someday if another editor is not available and you have to use different software for your work.
  • Compiling code became easy as it is not a feature of normal text editors. Only IDE can do this.
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Open Source
  • Less time spent on employee training.
  • Limited integration with Git.
  • No tools for repository.
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