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Visual Cafe' vs IBM Visual Age for Java

 
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I've been using IBM's Visual Age for Java and I find it hard to use. Recently, I started using Visual Cafe' and I find it much easier to use and understand. I was wonder If anyone discovered something similar. Also, I was wondering what IDE is mostly used in the real world for Java Development.
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I am betting on visual age for java in the real world today and in the years to come.
First, when you buy websphere you get visual age for free -- i.e. companies in the real world will not have to spend for another ide.
In addition, if your company uses IBM websphere -- the most reasonable fit would be IBM visual age.
Second, because visual age is more "difficult" to learn and use that would mean higher barrier to entry, weeding out the run of the mill. Easy equals visual basic -- but, 1 position open for every 10 vb programmers.
Finally, in a bad economy i prefer to be on the side of a stable company that will not belly-up tomorrow. IBM's market cap is over US$150bn. Symantec, ahh... will they still be here in five years?
 
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I have to agree with Patricia...
IBM is a huge company and have invested alot in to Visual Age, Websphere, and DB2 to make it all work together.
I work with VA Java, and its not that hard to learn. Its fairly simple if you ask me, and I am no Guru..
The UI is simple to understand and much of the repetitive coding is automated with the smart guides.
Any opinions?
Faisal
 
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That's a very good point Patricia. Is your primary environment IBM?
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