InfoWorld Bossies Close to my Heart
A couple interesting "Bossies" were awarded by InfoWorld this week:
- Best Open Source Programming Language - Summary: Ruby gets mad props for a vibrant community and a diverse range of implementations (e.g. JRuby), and then they go squishy and say "and these other languages are great too!"
- Best Open Source IDE - InfoWorld heaps praise on NetBeans largely because it has *not* gone the way of an amorphous, all-encompassing "platform" and has continued to take risks to improve the overall experience of the IDE. Before the work on NetBeans 6 (don't download M10; use a daily build) I was a nay-sayer myself; having used NetBeans 6 for many months now, I can honestly say it's far better than NetBeans 5.5 and has caught up or passed Eclipse in many ways. There's more to do, but I'm extremely impressed with the progress.
Written on September 12, 2007