Thursday, September 5, 2002 12:56 AM
I have been a faithfull user of JBuilder since 3.0 and always found it convenient for the job. Borland is also very good in my mind at keeping up with the changing landscape (regular 6 month release schedule).
I also started to use eclipse a few month ago, and found that it has some very well thought out productivity oriented features... one of my favorites is ... tooltips/completion. I confess... even though i have been using java since the first JDK, I am a major adict for auto-completion. I use new libraries on a monthly basis, and would not have the time to try to learn them all to the last parameter type...
The only thing to remember about eclipse and its IBM branded counterparts is that they do not have a GUI designer built-in yet. However, they are very good for server based development.