Lessons in Out Of Box Experience
By Roman Strobl on VII 10, 2005
Out of box experience (or as I like to call it OOBE) is an important parameter of any software. It basicly says how easy or hard it is for new users to work with your software. It's one of the important categories of software usability. So when I saw this cute flamewar on JavaLobby, I thought that a lot of responders misunderstood what the author of the post wanted to say. He didn't want to write a review or comparison of the IDEs but he just compared their OOBE from his experience. I agree, IDEA has great OOBE and both NetBeans and Eclipse have what to learn from IDEA. On the other hand, IDEA should learn from NetBeans and Eclipse about the price, shouldn't it?