Who provides the best IDE value according to Evans Data?
By Shay Shmeltzer-Oracle on Jun 06, 2008
Evans data did a survey among developers about their satisfaction with their IDE - and JDeveloper came out in second place.
Now since we didn't make first place (IBM) did, I wasn't planning on blogging about it (even though we beat Microsoft, NetBeans and others) - but then I came across an interesting spin that the myEclipse marketing people created.
They claim that when you look at the difference in scores compared to the difference in price they provide the best IDE value - after all the IBM tool clock at about $4,200 per license and they charge you $60 per year.
They forgot two simple facts:
JDeveloper is cheaper than MyEclipse (JDeveloper is FREE)
and JDeveloper got second place compared to their last place.
So there you have it - according to the MyEclipse guys' logic - JDeveloper is the Best IDE Value.