Why Oracle Should Continue to Push NetBeans
Java Champion Adam Bien details Why Oracle Should Continue to Push NetBeans :
Oracle pushes JDeveloper and Sun NetBeans . Because Oracle is about to buy Sun, only one of the IDEs will be officially supported in long term. From strategic point of view, NetBeans would be the better choice:
- Footprint: Netbeans 6.7.1 download (with Java EE support and 2 Glassfish versions) is 158 MB big. JDeveloper comes with about 1 GB. The initial footprint is really important for adoption.
- Adoption: Netbeans became very popular. In this poll , from 2,753 voters, 1,191 voted for NetBeans, 1,340 for Eclipse, but only 39 for JDeveloper (plain text editor got 103 votes :-))...