I am going to be starting a new job where my first task will be to analyze Websphere Studio Application Developer and jbuilder to make a reccomendation for our development team. I have not used any previously and would love to hear any input from anyone who has used either one or both.
Wayne, if you don't need the extended J2EE features of WSAD, you could also take a look at Eclipse (which WSAD is build on). It's my absolute favorite IDE...
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I have been using JBuilder since JBuilder 2 and the current version that I have is JBuilder 6, I really love this tool, it is great. I have used IMB Visual Age i didnt like it that much, probalaly since I am probally addicted to JBuilder. Any one know a small good ide for linux. Vivek
As with most programming tools, the one that you know the best generally works best for you. I have used both JBuilder and Application Developer. If you are developing to WebSphere 4.0, all else equal, I think that Application Developer will make you happiest. You should find an entry (free) copy of each and try them out. Let your team try them out.
Tom Hennigan<P>Sun Certified Java 2 Platform Programmer