[ale] Recommendations for XML/HTML suites?

Tim Watts timtw at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 31 15:24:26 EDT 2008

Hi Scott,

You might want to ask this question on the Atlanta Java User's Group also 
(ajug.org). The topic always pops up periodically and usually gets a lively 
round of discussion. It's about time for that to happen again :-)

I would give Eclipse another look. It just had a new release recently and they 
always seem to make quantum improvements each time. It's my platform of 
choice and still has a strong, vibrant community as far as I can tell.

If your goal is to be a viable web app developer then be sure to pick up some 
AJAX skills too (dojo, Google etc.) AJAX is now baseline for any new web 

On Friday 31 October 2008 2:27 pm, Scott Denlinger wrote:
> I'm interested in ramping up my xml/html web authoring skills, and I'd like
> to know if any of you care to make a recommendation on authoring
> environments. At one point I had an early version of Eclipse loaded up and
> I messed around with that for a while, and I've also taken a brief glance
> at Bluefish. The fact that I'm interested in learning JSP makes me think
> that Eclipse might be a better choice, given the plugins feature, but I've
> also heard that people are starting to move away from it. Are there other
> options I should consider (besides vi/emacs, which I already use)? Can
> someone make a compelling argument to prefer one over the other?
> Thanks in advance.
> Scott Denlinger
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