Genuitec announced today the release of a new product, MyEclipse Blue Edition, which is targeted at IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) and WebSphere development. MyEclipse Blue Edition is a powerful IDE for IBM RAD and WebSphere developers. With advanced WebSphere- specific features and customized connectors, MyEclipse Blue Edition is the lightweight, powerful solution for today's discerning IBM shops.
With support ending for WebSphere Application Developer (WSAD), all WebSphere users will be required to upgrade their toolsuites to IBM RAD in order to support the latest features in the WebSphere 6.1 server – a transition with high cost in both time and hard currency. Since many of these IBM shops will necessarily be changing their tool environments, Genuitec has stepped in to offer a choice to consumers.
MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition offers RAD users a comparable alternative - at a tiny fraction of the cost. The new Blue Edition will cost only $149 per year, and is fully supported. And don't worry about nullifying your existing support contracts. Since MyEclipse Blue Edition uses IBM's own Web Services, you're fully compliant.
MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition is in Milestone stage 1, and as such is free to download and use until April 1st.
Do you think MyEclipse Blue Edition will find a place in your organization? How might this type of choice change how you look at IBM tooling?