Friday, May 27, 2005

Java IDEs Review Follow-Up

My review of Java IDEs in InfoWorld generated a few corrections, which I’ll pass along here:

1) Borland JBuilder 2005: I wrote that the Ant file generation was cumbersome. This is incorrect. It can be automated with ease. (Thanks to Jeff Wilsbacher at Borland for pointing this out.)

2) IBM Rational Developer series: I stated that Rational Application Developer (aka RAD) was the RAD version and that Rational Web developer was the next level up in terms of feature completeness. But, in fact, the product named RAD (and called such inside IBM) is not the RAD tool; Rational Web Developer is. And RAD is the next tier up in terms of features. Go figure.

Those are the only corrections I’ve received.