My company has been using JBuilder 7 for for Java development. When I started JSP development, I just stuck with what I already know. As Borland's IDE support is coming to an end, we have been advised to not upgrade our JBuilder version and are now considering other development environments.
I'm interested in people's opinions on the other IDE's out there. What features exist that you couldn't live without? What is cumbersome or unintuitive? If our Java developer would use Eclipse, is there annoying integration issues if i would choose to use a different IDE?
We use ant for deployment and CVS for our source control.
My company is doing a research on replacing WSAD with Eclipse-JBOSS development environment. In our opinion purchasing a proprietary ide is like renting an appartment. The owner can throw you out any time.
What I liked here most with java developer studio is you can edit the request going to server.
New features in Java Studio Creator is discussed here [ February 21, 2006: Message edited by: jiju ka ]
It doesn't matter what your IDE is, the important thing is you can make applications out of it. There are many IDE's nowadays. And each of them has its own characteristics. I use Oracle Jdeveloper. It has its own UI editor(like dreamweaver) and somewhat like own application server. It is ok for me and good for developing applications specially for oracle databases and oracle application server. You IDE has its own unique functions for the most compatble third party tools.