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[] FW: Wow


This email came in to info@xxxxxxxxxxx, and I thought I would pass it along.
It is definitely nice to see this kind of recognition for your efforts.
Congratulations to all.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: September 16, 2005 9:39 PM
To: info@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Wow

Having been a professional Java programmer for about 5 or so years, and in
the midst of a pretty large OpenGL/Java application, I recently tried
Eclipse after the most recent of my friends recommended that I try it, and
I've been using it for about a month now.

I very rarely write to authors of software - mostly I don't feel the need -
but with Eclipse I feel that I must make an exception.

This is categorically the single best piece of software I've ever seen, and
I am absolutely blown away by it.  Having been someone who has always
programmed in vim + command line, I never thought that I'd really enjoy
using an IDE, and have tried about 5 without success until this one.

The tight integration with JUnit is simply amazing - and I've fallen in love
with the hit-test-button-look-for-green-bar cycle.  The debugger is
absolutely second-to-none - I love it.  The integration with CVS is utterly
seamless, and whilst the SubClipse plugin has a little way to go, it's
really already quite excellent.  The configurability of Eclipse, with
respect to tieing it in to my coding style, leaves me with my jaw hanging.
An avid perl-hacker many of my Java-projects require a fair amount of
perl-maintenance, and Eclipse integrates with my Cygwin environment in an
exceptionally intuitive manner.  I could go on and on, but won't bore you -
you're well aware of the quality of the software having written it

So I'll just say - a big thank you to all on the Eclipse team.  I take my
hat off to you.

A very happy Coder.

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