2007 was a great year for development environments. With a new version of Eclipse arriving in the summer, NetBeans 6.0 hitting the Web during the fall, and IntelliJ IDEA getting a bump to version 7.0 in between, Java users had a lot of new things to play with. Of course, Microsoft developers also had new toys: add-ons, plug-ins and time savers brought into VisualStudio. Even the scripting languages got the royal treatment, as new IDEs from ActiveState and CodeGear brought innovative development tools to these new languages.

  • ActiveState
  • CodeGear
  • Eclipse
  • JetBrains
  • Microsoft
  • Sun
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