Java IDE Performance on Mac Pro

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014

Any Java developers out there that can advise on the performance of Oracle JDeveloper, Eclipse and Netbeans under OSX on a Mac Pro (specificallly 2.6 ghz quad with 2 / 4 Gb ram). These apps are memory and processor hungry, but will the big mac satisfy? My work computer - 2.5ghz / 2gb Dell running windows is sluggish on Eclipse but it is certainly faster than my 1.8Gig Imac G5.

I have read the benchmarks, but there are so many parameters (OS X / Windows / Java SDK on OSX etc) that I am unsure whether the invest so heavily in this premium computer.



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    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Eclipse 3.2 is rather poky on my MacBook (2GHz/1GB/10.4.10/JDK1.5), but 3.3 is much snappier, particularly the latest milestone build. It's not quite up to par with Windows performance, but it's much much better than 3.2 was.
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