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At 12:16 PM on Mar 8, 2005, Cesidio Di Landa wrote:
Wouldn't it be nice if all of the next generation tools will be based on the Eclipse Project? BEA, IBM, Borland, JBoss, CA etc. agree on this decision. It could reduce the budget to ship their next IDEs. And provide the Java community of one great alternative to M$ Visual Studio, perhaps the strongest part of the .NET platform. Oracle is the only big company to not take part of it. They say that JDeveloper is an integrated tool and that they don't need third's party Eclipse plugins.
I think that an IBM-Oracle-BEA-Borland-etc collaboration to make a good IDE platform based on Eclipse could be a great challenge. And the only ones who can benefit of it are us, poor java developers facing with .NET productive tools. I am not taking in consideration Sun because they want to stick with the NetBeans project. Poor them! They invested so much money for such a sterile tool."