Eclipse 3.1 has been released. I am a big fan of Eclipse. It is quite possibly the best all around IDE for developers out there. It may be a bit slow compared to a non java app, but has all the features you need.

  • It handles pretty much every language you can think of.
  • Works on most every platform.
  • Supports multiple versioning systems out of the box.
  • Has built in debugging support. Including a lot of great features for the web developer. Like running a web server process with the ability to step through your code.
What more can you ask for. The Eclipse GUI interface (SWT) is significantly faster than its java counterparts also. I'd highly recommend taking it for a spin. It even supports a sophisticated update and patch downloading system to make keeping it up to date easy. That's something a lot of Open Source systems are lacking lately.