Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Java Developers Aren't Buying Sun's Tools Pitch

Java Developers Aren't Buying Sun's Tools Pitch
Daniel Vela, a San Antonio-based software engineer at Sierra Nevada Corp., said he has no need for Sun's commercial tools because NetBeans is more than adequate. He said several colleagues also use NetBeans, and two of them have opted for the open-source Eclipse IDE that IBM created and this year turned over to an independent nonprofit corporation to manage.

An architect at a big investment bank who asked not to be named said he uses Eclipse, NetBeans and IntelliJ. He said he abandoned Borland's JBuilder because of the expense and opted for the cheaper IntelliJ. He said he tends to favor Eclipse over NetBeans because it's 'snappier.'

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