Thursday, March 24, 2005

Is Eclipse the Commercial IDE Killer?

Is Eclipse the Commercial IDE Killer?
Has the traditional integrated development environment gone the way of the dinosaur? The company that invented the IDE seems to think so...sort of.

According to two execs from Borland Software, the advent and widespread acceptance of the open-source Eclipse platform may not have the bang of a dino-dooming meteor, but it's already having a profound impact on the tools market, and may very well change it forever.

"Eclipse creates an opportunity for vendors to stop competing on low-value, multiply implemented, ever-commoditized features and creates an opportunity for higher value solutions," said Borland's CTO Patrick Kerpan. "We see a renaissance of development capabilities coming."

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