I really understand your point here, but I think that what you call a new
"wow" factor is more a matter of marketing work.
Previewing the 5.0 release, can you name an IDE that provides the level of
support we do for JSP/JSPX?
Does any IDE provide completion/resolve, even partial for (dynamically
What level of support is provided by existing IDEs to help edit html/css?
Speaking about refactorings, NetBeans provides only the basics for java
(probably more will be added in the near future)
We are going to provide those basics inter-language (i.e. rename, safe
delete and move). For example moving an image file with automatic references
correction from html.
Having said that, my personal opinion is that we (and not only=) are on the
wrong track when trying to add support to some really old technologies,
that in spite of being popular now, were not designed bearing in mind the
possible support from the tools.
as it is for Java, because statically typing is essentially the spices
of what we are doing. So what I want to say is that the progress of classic
development tools depends greatly on the progress in programming languages.
There is of course the inverse idea of making the language specific for
particular domain, but that is just another story (and I really don't know
any news on MPS:)
"Marcus Brito" <email@example.com> wrote in message
The IDE arena is surprisingly active since the release of IDEA 4.5
When Pallada was released, IDEA was on a very comfortable position as the
IDE out there, hands down. There were some contenders, of course, but none
get close to the greater user experience provided by IDEA.
Has this changed? In my opinion, yeah, significantly. The latest releases
Eclipse, including the Web Tools Platform brings Eclipse to a level of
functionality only achieved by commercial plugins before. This means there
be one less reason to buy a commercial product, unfortunately. The new
for NetBeans are also much more polished and incorporates a great deal of
functionality. OmniCore released their new cross platform IDE, which still
has a long way to go but already shows a promising product. Even Microsoft
raising the bar, previewing the new refactoring functionality in Visual
At the same time, what happened to IDEA, really? If some cosmic force
critical bugs on Irida and it was ready for release tomorrow, what do we
have to offer), a couple of new XML features (schema validation) and a few
inspections. Maybe a new refactoring or two.
What do I want to say with all this nonsense? Just think about the
re talking about release dates. So, closing this wrecked train of thought,
really hope Irida is not released any time soon. I'd love to see
feature chart reworked to better fit the new IDE arena. We need a release
a "wow" factor again... just don't ask me what this could be.