Stories by Vik Olliver

Battle of the IDEs: Eclipse v NetBeans

Using a graphical integrated development environment (IDE) is a personal thing; some swear by them, others swear at them. Java tools abound, but two in my mind stand out from the rest: Eclipse and NetBeans.

SuperWaba offers portable device hope

The range of cellphones and PDAs in use is huge. Pretty soon, ordinary people are going to be bombarded with phones that do “other stuff”, and PDA owners will find that they can talk to their PDA — without being checked in to the funny farm. Astute businesses have spotted the market and would love to develop applications for it. Just one problem: what with?