Eclipse: The End of Java IDE Bloat

Eclipse has brought to the IDE world what I’ve for years thought should have been brought to the application world. Give me a base system and let me customize it the way I want. Instead of packing so much bloat into applications like Word, let me buy the core and add features that I need.

JAVA IDE TOOLS SPECIAL REPORT- “Zetie cites a recent Forrester survey of Eclipse users, which found that most are combining an average of three to five plugins with the basic Eclipse software development kit to create their preferred development environments. “The list of features in something like a Borland JBuilder, an IBM Rational Application Developer or an Oracle JDeveloper is equivalent to Eclipse plus maybe 30 to 40 plug-ins,” he says.”

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