JavaInsight: Positive review for Creator 2
By Shreedhar Ganapathy on Feb 08, 2006
Terrence O'Donnell, editor of Java Pro, offers a very good overview of Creator 2 here.
As a Sun employee, any kudos or praises about our own products from me may be construed a marketing gimmick. But, believe me, I am not a web app developer in any sense in my current capacity. I admit I have interest in learning emerging web front end technologies. I am beginning to learn JSF based web app building through Creator2 purely out of interest and the need to keep up with tech developments all around. I must say I am most impressed with this tool. The only issue I have had though, is that my laptop had a measly 512MB and Creator 2 did not like that very much (or is that because of the total memory requirements going up due to the bundled appserver and database and all that); anyways, it groans. The recommended minimum is 1GB of RAM. That apart ( a laptop memory upgrade comes for 30-45 bucks these days), it has been a breeze learning to build GUI components with very few lines of code hand coded. Yes, I also checked out the AJAX text completion component, pretty cool and hope to learn more! :)
The packaging of the Sun Application Server 8 PE makes deployment and testing work very easy.