Sun Spurns Eclipse Alliance

By Deane Barker on December 5, 2003

Sun Won’t Join IBM-Led Java Tools Alliance: This is really too bad because Microsoft’s history in the programming IDE market is so strong that all the other vendors really need to stick together.

Sun Microsystems and IBM continue to battle over Java as Sun Wednesday officially declined to join the IBM-led open-source tools effort, a Sun executive said.

I find Eclipse a great tool, and it has much more market penetration than NetBeans, which is the tool Sun has decided to stick with.