Re: Setting up a Java development environment the debian way.
On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 12:24 +0100, Adam Hardy wrote:
> On 22/06/05 10:53 Simon Kitching wrote:
> > Personally I think you're buying yourself a world of pain if you try to
> > do servlet/ejb/etc java development using the free java tools. They are
> > definitely getting better and are useable for some tasks but aren't
> > completely there yet.
> I re-read that 3 times to make sure I had read it correctly. I
> completely disagree! I use JBoss, Tomcat, Sun JDK, Eclipse, ant (or
> maven) and I have no issues.
> Which non-open-source tools out there should I seriously consider
> spending money on?
I only meant Kaffe/Classpath/gcj and things of that level. They've come
a long way in the last year or so and I look forward to the day they can
be used as a substitute for Sun's JDK. It may not be very far away.
But personally I would develop on Sun/IBM jdks and then port/test on
Free platforms rather than develop on free platforms; developing on a
platform you can't trust to be generally bug-free and feature-complete
Sun'd JDK is only free-as-in-beer.
Things like JBoss/Tomcat/Eclipse etc. are excellent tools, and at least
as good as their commercial competitors IMO.