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internetnews.com: NetBeans Roadmap Has Many Avenues

Jan 16, 2004, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"The man who invented the Java programming language says competition has been healthy in the development sector, but advises that companies should at least use the same APIs when creating their toolboxes.

"James Gosling, Sun Microsystems' Chief Technology Officer for Sun's Developer Platform, said the key to keeping interoperability between application servers has been hampered by the existence of dueling integrated development environments (IDE) most notably the IBM-supported Eclipse initiative.

"The issue recently came to a head after Sun refused to join the consortium, putting Gosling's NetBeans project in conflict with other IDEs. Industry watchers say the rankling could further polarize the industry's attempt to unite Java development efforts to combat Microsoft's .NET initiative..."

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