Here is an
interesting interview of Rob Harwood, one the main IDEA developers. In
this piece, Rob discusses mostly IDEA, but his remarks on Eclipse are respectful
and well balanced, which is quite a change from what we usually hear from the
"third IDE" advocates out there. He also discusses Swing/SWT, components,
the Open API, etc…
My preference for Eclipse is probably well known at this point, but I have
the utmost respect for the JetBrains guys, who not only manage to keep up the
pace against Eclipse, but are actually still able to sell a product while
competing in a free (as in "no money") market.
Congratulations, guys, and keep giving Eclipse a run for its money!