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Future of Commercial Java IDEs
by Rahul Chaudhary
February 10, 2006
What is the future of commercial Java IDEs?


Commercial Java IDEs have had good run in the beginning years of Java. But last few years have been tough for them because of quality open source alternatives such as Eclipse, NetBeans and others.

In November of last year Sun started offering its enterprise IDE for free and now there is a news that Borland wants to sell its IDE product lines, which includes JBuilder in addition to other tools. Now a days, it is very tough for a commercial vendor to survive in the IDE market where there are excellent open source IDEs available.

In my opinion, most of the commercial Java IDE vendors have following choices left

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