Talk about a letdown. Netbeans 5 is now *finally* where JBuilder Foundation has been for the last 4 versions. I can’t believe I actually used a Java toolset that made a case for sticking with Eclipse or even encouraging people to spend the 3000 bucks for JBuilder Enterprise 2006!

So why am I doing all of this? When I recently tried Eclipse on a non-Windows environment and quite bluntly – it was crap. The SWT has terrible performance under X. By comparsion, JBuilder 2006 is extremely light and snappy in the same environment.

So my choices for IDEs are still JBuilder and Eclipse (in that order).