Current winner for JSF development: Netbeans

I’ve just started porting a Google Web Toolkit project (a small one) to JSF, and this time, I have to admit that none of the choices I’ve tested on Eclipse is a match for Netbeans 6.1. Once you get the basics, JSF development is not about visual designers etc, but current solutions on Eclipse platform are way unintuitive compared to usual unintuitive state of Eclipse tools 🙂

I’m not happy about switching tools but I’m really not comfortable with Eclipse based ones. The list includes MyEclipse, Oracle’s solution (ex BEA), and a few others. Let’s see how Eclipse will perform in this field in the future.

I’d love to see Instantiations develop a JSF designer.

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