Home > General Development > Road Testing 5 RAD Tools Road Testing 5 RAD Tools Eugenia Loli 2004-09-30 General Development 7 Comments Builder AU has an article comparing 5 commercial IDE’s, VS.NET, Sun Java Studio Creator, BEA Web Logic Workshop, Borland C# Builder, and WebSphere to see how they stack up as a RAD tool. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2004-09-30 2:38 am Anonymous I hate hate hate the fact that you *have* to install the pointbase database and Sun Application Server. I have my own DB and I use Tomcat. If they gave it as an option to install the other two I would use SJSC. 2004-09-30 4:08 am Anonymous I think one also could have considered the Delphi 7 IDE, I have found it to be one of the easiest to use. Thanks for the comparison. 2004-09-30 7:36 am Anonymous “Recognized as the leading development environment by Gartner analysts” Not that Gartner from the pirated windows edition article? 2004-09-30 12:07 pm Anonymous How can they speak about RAD environment and not talk about InterfaceBuilder and XCode ? 2004-09-30 2:23 pm Anonymous Maybe a stupid question, aren’t these just IDE’s? My experience with (what I call) RAD tools is limited, but how do these IDE’s compare to something like Magic (www.magicsw.com)? 2004-09-30 2:52 pm Anonymous Netbeans? Oracle JDeveloper 10g? 2004-10-01 8:16 am Anonymous There is almost no real information in this review. Which makes the article rather pointless. What would have been good was perhaps a bit more of advanced possibility’s why one is really more productive as the other… Wizards, intellisence autocontructors etc etc.