I am using GeoServer as cartographic server.

I'd like to make a client side interface using OpenLayers, Ext, GeoExt. That can select by attributes the layers published on GeoServer as WMS, and display the result on a map (OpenStreetMap).

Which IDE to use for this purpose: NetBeans or Eclipse?


Openlayers is just a JavaScript library, so you can use whichever Integrated Development Environment (IDE) you feel most comfortable using for web development.

If you are using a Java web framework then NetBeans IDE would be an ideal choice as its primarily for developing in Java.

Its also worth checking out the JetBrains IDE's.

Edited to answer your comment:

There is no need to integrate GeoServer into your web application. GeoSever works as an independent service and produces WMS (Web Map Services) for your OpenLayers frontend to consume.

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  • Thanks Matt. Once I deployed Netbeans with Tomcat , how can i integrate GEOSERVER in it ? – ImaneKtb May 9 '15 at 11:45
  • See revised answer. – Matt May 9 '15 at 19:49
  • Thanks Matt for the clarifications. I chose working with Eclipse. I create a html web-page to display a map . whitch references Openlayers with <script src="/lib/OpenLayers.js" type="text/javascript">, (this library is under WEB-INF/lib). The page doesn't run. Is this right approach or Am I missing some dependencies ? Thanks for support – ImaneKtb May 10 '15 at 22:09
  • I did a lot of projects with ExtJS 4.2, OpenLayers 2 and GeoExt2 in Javascript. Check the source code in the browser if the path of the openlayers is set correctly. It would be useful if you share your code. – g07kore May 15 '15 at 23:07
  • @ImaneKtb I can't help you any further without your code. You need to investigate further with firebug/developer tools. – Matt May 18 '15 at 21:46

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