Eclipse casts shadows, writes Jon Udell in InfoWorld:
When the IBM-led consortium launched its open-source tools framework last fall, tongues began to wag…The very existence of Eclipse challenges the Sun-backed open-source tools framework, NetBeans.
What almost nobody disputes is that Eclipse is hot stuff. The Version 2.0 build we tested shows that Java can indeed produce a major-league application that is comparable to Visual Studio .Net and that is both speedy and faithful to the Windows GUI, which even most J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) developers prefer.
Could either Eclipse or NetBeans be the platform to build Visual Biz-ic?