Lobbying for Change in Eclipse

IBM’s open source Eclipse platform is an incredibly powerful development tool. Despite the fact that it’s a bit of a resource hog, the productivity gains I get from it are well worth it. Thanks to its open source license, there are an increasing number of excellent tools that let me work with anything from PHP to PovRay.

IBM does a pretty good job of soliciting input from the development community, and in many cases they respond well. But not today. (more…)