Taking Advantage of the Failure Framework

For a long time I planned to write a case study on NetBeans and the innovations we brought to the tools market back in 1997 and I finally manage to finish it yesterday. Here it is and it is probably very timely as Steve Gillmore speculates on TechCrunch that:

“Sun Microsystems has been under particular pressure to realign; analysts and even Sun employees such as Tim Bray have been outspoken in their pleas for Sun’s executive team to jettison unprofitable ventures in favor of some kind of cloud strategy. JavaFX could be one of the casualties if Sun decides to pare technologies along with the 18% of its employees it’s trimming. Other cuts might include the NetBeans development environment, which has kept pace with or even bettered Eclipse in quality but not in uptake”