The Server Side Java Symposium wrapped up in Barcelona today. I sat on a keynote panel this morning titled “2010: A Developer’s Odyssey”. The basic idea was for the panel members to muse about what the ideal development environment will look like in four years. There was a lot of talk about dynamic language support and future innovation in AST-based editing (as opposed to source-based editing). Riveting stuff.
At the beginning of the talk, the moderator asked the audience: “who uses Eclipse”. Almost everybody (out of a total of 250 or so people) put up their hands (it looked like everybody to me, but I assume that there were a few folks who didn’t put up their hands). Later in the discussion, he queried about other Java IDEs. There were a handful of folks who use IntelliJ IDEA, and that was about it.
Eclipse is everywhere.