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Hi All! Newbie to BD-J

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raserex
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Hi, I'm brand spanking new to BD-J. I will be starting a position next week developing BD-J applications. If it hasn't already been answered here, what is the best platform to use developing BD-J apps? I think I'll end up using netbeans but what else do I need?

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clinic
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Eclipse is pretty good. I don't know what it is about netbeans as I've never used it, but some people prefer Eclipse over netbeans. Maybe it's because Eclipse has such an expansive development community behind the tool.

Also, Sonic has attached their BD-J authoring tool as a dongled supplement to Eclipse.

Bill Foote

bd-j-dev@mobileandembedded.org wrote:
> Eclipse is pretty good. I don't know what it is about netbeans as I've never used it, but some people prefer Eclipse over netbeans. Maybe it's because Eclipse has such an expansive development community behind the tool.

Netbeans was pretty slow to start up and had some other
issues through version 5.5. Version 6.0, which has been
around for a couple of months now, is substantially better.
Every time we found something we wanted to do, Netbeans
worked great.

As Sun goes forward with our open-source work, eventually
including a visual design tool, what we do will be centered
around NetBeans.

I'm sure Eclipse is a good tool, but I admit that I've never
used it. I was raised on vi in the 80's, so an IDE is maybe
less central to my development experience than folks who
started in a more IDE-centric world. Also, working for Sun
as I do, there's a certain desire to use tools from the folks
I'm working with!

Cheers,

Bill
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Bill Foote bill.foote @ sun.com
Blu-ray Java and Authoring Architect Sun Microsystems, L.A.

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