For the fifth time, the NetBeans Software Day was held as a soft start to JavaOne. In the opening keynote, Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green got a question about how they wanted to address the competition from Eclipse. They answered that without Eclipse, NetBeans would not be were it is today, and vice versa. Competition is good and no developer would ever say “I only need one tool….”.
I also attended a presentation of Swing Application Framework, Beans Binding and some other cool stuff upcoming in NetBeans 6.0. If you have not tried out NetBeans yet…try it out!