Let me say first that I love IDEA. I am the only person where I work that
uses Idea. I payed for IDEA from my own pocket. I know how easy it is to
create and maintain code with it. My coworkers are unwilling to try Idea
because it is not free. I tried eclipse to see if I would like it, and I
found it basic. I don't know what people see with eclipse. I think it is
mostly the free price tag.
Anyway, what do you all think about Eclipse compared to Idea? Given that
eclipse is free and open source, do you all think in the future the features
offer by Eclipse will eclipse Idea? I hope JB will out space and out
innovate Eclipse. I say this so that there will always be product for
productive developers who just want to meet deadlines with the best possible
quality. In alot of ways, this is an example of open source vs commercial
Please don't get irritated by this post. I only want to know what you all
think about the future for IDEA in 3 to 4 years from now. I bet given enough
time, open source should produce quality products. How much time? I think 20
years. But who wants to wait that long when I can use IDEA now.