I’m done with MyEclipse. I never really was that impressed with it in the first place. I needed a JSP editor and didn’t have time to evaluate the other options (what are they anyways???) so I downloaded it and paid my fee.
After using it for 3 months I’ve made my decision MyEclipse is not the option I was looking for. There were a number of things I didn’t like. Here are a couple bothersome items.
1. Why the heck do they install a Program Group to my Start Menu? What is that all about? Is it the MyEclipse App in my Start Menu different then the Eclipse I already installed and already have a shortcut/Program Group for?
2. Why does opening a JSP cause the JSP designer to launch in the background? It makes opening and editing a file SO SLOW! To be honest this “feature” was the deal-breaker. I just don’t understand the logic. WARNING… RANT COMING… Slow me down while loading the JSP designer and then don’t even launch in the designer mode. Why launch it in the first place? Just open the JSP editor and give me an option to launch the designer if I want to AND want the performance hit. It made me crazy. I would need to open a JSP for a quick change and I’d have to sit and wait a second.
Anyhow, I guess I’ll be looking at the other options out there. I saw a couple presenters at NFJS this past weekend using the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP). I’ll go check it out.