Pervasive Follows Apple Out Of India – “Tim-may!” (with apologies to SouthPark)

Ran across an article about Pervasive in Computerworld, and found a link to a
Network World article about the same topic. Seems that there is ever increasing employee turnover, increasing labor costs and insufficient management bandwidth to keep the operation going. In another post on this, the most important blog you will ever read, I noted from another Computerworld article that the boom continues for Indian outsourcing firms. This reminds me very much of the boom times in the late 90s where job turnover was high (along with salaries). But it can’t last forever. As labor costs continue to rise in India, the main value proposition of outsourcing (i.e., onshore labor cost savings) will continue to diminish until even the most braindead board will not want to continue throwing away their shareholders’ money as they are now.
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There’s an Eclipse plugin for that (and one in the works for Netbeans)

Seems I constantly hear that. Why is it that Eclipse always gets the first plug in, and Netbeans is tagging along behind? I’m sure it has to do with the considerable financial backing of Eclipse versus Netbeans. And normally I’m a “root for the underdog” kind of guy. But as a consultant, productive time is money. Non-productive time is not. Come on, I just want a tool to help me do my job, and I don’t want to have to fight with it. And if it’s really slick, well, that’s a bonus.

The earlier post about Eclipse was actually kind of old (a couple of months, to be exact), and I posted it last night as I was cleaning out my drafts folder and obviously didn’t read it before doing so or would never have posted it.

In the past couple of months I have learned more about Eclipse. It is such a slick IDE that I find it hard to believe that it is a free product. I must admit that I didn’t use Netbeans 5 very much. It was buggy in my opinion, so the latest version of Netbeans I used was 4.x. Here is a quick list of reasons I might never switch back to Netbeans*:
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