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Hello Riyad, We currently use Eclipse for development and are thinking of switching to Netbeans. We require Seam support in the IDE. Do we have Seam support in MyEclipse? And second, Do you think any Java IDE can really provide totally integrated development? e.g.,eclipse with Struts,Hibernate,Xdoclet,Maven/Ant alongwith some server with total control? What are your views on the future of MyEclipse/Java IDE's ?
SEAM-support is something we are evaluating at this time for inclusion in a future release of MyEclipse; no hard-set timelines at this point though.
As far as your integration question, MyEclipse 6.5 already does all this, and I think the future of Java IDE is grand, especially on the Eclipse platform. When you consider what the Eclipse ecosystem looks like, it is completely unparalleled to any other platform or product out there, the ecosystem will continue to grow and any product that builds ontop of Eclipse can benefit from an entire community's work as plugins can be added to extend any product.
It's truly epic.
Also consider that Eclipse (a Java platform) has become the application platform of choice for many non-Java languages (C, C++, Ruby, proprietary dev like BlackBerry, Nokia, etc.). So the future of Java IDEs is bright... very bright.