NetBeans rocks the awards!

I apologize for not blogging much lately, but life has been seriously hectic. One tidbit has broken me out of my manic frenzy: The NetBeans crew ended up with an impressive stack of awards from developer.com. They've totally changed the way I develop software.
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First, I don't work on the Seam project, but I'm learning it, so I put the Seam website URL to the URL field.

Curiously, I went here (http://www.developer.com/java/other/article.php/3795991) to read what awards that NetBeans won. I don't hate NetBeans and I'm not a fan of IntelliJ IDEA neither, but the fact that the nominee list of Java IDE didn't have IDEA makes me think that judges for the Java IDE contest 1) don't know about the existence of a Java IDE named IntelliJ Idea; or 2) hate Idea politically.

Posted by Thai Dang Vu on January 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM PST #

Thai Dang Vu, no offense, but I think you may be a little confused.

First, there is no "Java IDE" category. The Netbeans IDE specifically won in the "Java Tool" category, where other finalists included non-IDE tools. Netbeans (platform and otherwise) won in categories that were neither IDE focused nor Java focused.

Second, the listed products are finalists, not the entire field that was voted on. Just because IntelliJ Idea didn't make the finalists list doesn't mean it didn't get nominated or votes.

Third, the nominees and finalists were selected by the readership, not some special group of judges. Anyone could submit nominees. I'm willing to bet that many people know about Idea and that some DID nominate it in the "tools" category. Just not enough "weight" to get into the finalists lists.

Posted by GV on January 16, 2009 at 01:53 AM PST #

Thanks for this, James - without it I wouldn't have realized that OpenSSO Enterprise (another Sun project/product) also won its category - Security Product of the Year - http://blogs.sun.com/superpat/entry/opensso_enterprise_developer_com_security

Congrats also to the MySQL'ers for MySQL Workbench - Database Tool of the Year.

Posted by Pat Patterson on January 17, 2009 at 02:11 AM PST #

Netbeans has indeed transformed the way I work. It made me look at many other IDEs, because on using it I realised there must be something better out there.
And I was right.

Posted by J.T. Wenting on January 18, 2009 at 07:58 PM PST #

Nice Mysql tool and I'm working eased. Thanks Netbeens.

Posted by Barbie Oyunları on January 19, 2009 at 07:57 AM PST #

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