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Why is VAJ replaced by Eclipse?

 
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What�s wrong with VAJ?
What�s good about Eclipse?
All I learned about VAJ is wasted?
Thanks.
 
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Well, the basic problem is we reached our limit on the base technology. You see, we made a great decision several years ago at IBM -- we build VisualAge for Java on top of our VisualAge for Smalltalk product. It allowed us to build an amazing set of features that were unparalleled in the IDE market for a long time.
However, over time our strength turned into a liability. A big problem is that 3rd party vendors didn't want to write "plugins" for VisualAge because they didn't want to write in Smalltalk. Also, the structure of our product made it difficult for us to "keep up" with new releases of the JDK and other API's (J2ee) from Sun.
So, several years ago we decided we had to start from scratch to do things in a more open way. This way we can keep up with Sun, and we can invite others into the party. Thus Eclipse...
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Thank you very much Kyle for the explanation.
I just downloaded a new RedBook �Introduction to WSAD�. The preface says:
WebSphere Studio Application Developer is the follow-on technology for VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio.
I read this book. It is fairly interesting. It looks like it is better than VAJ (VAJ is so great already!)
Bruce

 
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I am new in this area, can anyone explain the difference among VAJ, WebSphere Studio, Websphere Studio Application Developer and Websphere Studio Site Developer.

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Originally posted by kkyim:
I am new in this area, can anyone explain the difference among VAJ, WebSphere Studio, Websphere Studio Application Developer and Websphere Studio Site Developer.

Thanks


I had pretty much the same question under the topic "Eclipse Fog". See the answers at:
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/000364.html
I hope that helps.
 
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I downloaded Eclipse. I think the Java editor that comes with it is great! I really like it. I think it is much better than VAJ. I am waiting for WSAD to see what happens to WTE, EJB, WebServices functions.
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