At present we have the following IDEs in industry for Java development: Borland- JBuilder NetBeans- Open Source NetBean IDE (Supported by Sun) Eclipse- Open Source (Supported by IBM) IBM- WSAD Eclipse based IDE BEA- WebLogic Workshop
In terms of reduction in development time, every IDE has its pros and cons. But one thing about Eclipse based IDEs is you can add plugins (not sure if this is possible with NetBeans) This gives you lot of flexibility.
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Bill & Martin , thanks for reply. i know it is hard to quantify. But , anybody has conducted such independent study ?