I am doing a bit of Java development at the mo; inbetween fixing some bleeding awful @formula language Hammer House of Horror.
Uptil now I had been using jCreator and Ant and everything was just tickity-boo. It is fab and groovy and cheap and runs on my poofy portable - it works. Tonight I decided to give WSAD a whirl. Specifically WSAD with Websphere Device Developer.
What a pain in the arse. After getting it downloaded and installed things just didn't work. Couldn't get my project out of my CVS repository, the promised device developer WSAD integration didn't work; in short everything is a struggle. It is probably some silly incompatibility somewhere but for crying out loud it's the 21st century; I don't want to worry about this crap any more.
I guess it is not just WSAD I think I hate all big IDEs (JCreator, NetBeans, Symantec doo dah cafe, Visual Chutney++ for Windows). Maybe it's because I am some chickenshit developer but their promised "productivity gains" just don't materialize for me, they just get in the way and add another layer of mystery.
Moan, moan, moan.
Voice: "Is that a plane landing?"
Nope it's just me moaning and a-whinging.